Xernona Brewster Clayton, Xernona Clayton Brady

Broadcast executive and social activist Xernona Brewster Clayton (1930–    ), now Xernona Clayton Brady, became the first African-American woman in the South to host her own television show, the Xerona Clayton Show, which aired in Atlanta on WAGA-TV, a CBS affiliate. She moved to Atlanta in 1965 when she accepted a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, working closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King. Throughout her life, she has been instrumental in promoting racial understanding and fighting all forms of prejudice and bigotry. The recipient of many awards, she wrote her autobiography, I've Been Marching All the Time, which was published in 1991. Today, she is the founder, president, and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., and creator and executive producer of that foundation's Trumpet Awards, which highlight the accomplishments of African Americans..

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