What a special time Jay Bailey (our vice president in charge of the Atlanta market) and I had visiting with the legendary Xernona Clayton recently in her beautiful downtown Atlanta, Georgia offices. Ms. Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and Creator and Executive Producer of the Foundation’s Trumpet Awards.
Ms. Clayton was also one of the closest outside advisors to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., personally arranging the conference meetings for Dr. King's SCLC through the majority of the civil rights movement. Ms. Clayton's husband also worked with Dr. King as a speechwriter and on other related communications assignments.
Today Ms. Clayton is getting some of the credit she so rightly deserves — including a street recently named after her in her hometown of Atlanta.