(Bimini, Bahamas) A pioneering Atlanta-based media mogul and one of the female faces of the Civil Rights Movement celebrated her birthday on the island where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote a portion of his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Xernona Clayton Brady, who was born on August 30, 1930 in Oklahoma with her twin sister was joined by over 70 friends and family members on Bimini, The Bahamas. Among her list of accolades, she is the founder of the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, a broadcasting executive and founder of the Trumpet Awards.
Among the guests was former Bahamas Member of Parliament for Bimini and the Berry Islands, Hon. George Weech, Bishop Neil C. Ellis and Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle, a native of Bimini was also on hand to bring remarks and gave visitors a true island experience, before inviting them to return for their special events.
“Xernona Clayton is truly a friend to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,” Rolle remarked. “It is an absolute honor to be here to pay tribute to a woman who has been such a big part of our Consulate in Atlanta. There are many from Atlanta who have chosen The Bahamas as the place to make their memories. This year we’ve been proud to have provided assistance to Think Like a Man producer Will Packer with his birthday bash and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife with their engagement. So we are excited when The Bahamas is the setting for such momentous occasions.”