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11th Annual Distingusihsed African American Professionals and Student Awards

3rd Annual African American Hall of Legacy Induction Ceremony

1st Annual H. R. Mills Black Cultural Preservation Award

Saturday, November 2, 2019 ~ 5:00 PM
(Doors open at 4:00 PM)
Holiday Inn Convention Center
Johnson City, Tennessee

Tickets: $40.00 / Table of 10: $375.00 / Alaviable until Mid-Night October 21, 2019

Mistress of Ceremony: Rev. Cecil Mills, Jr.
Vice-President of AHERN Lecture Series

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Nicholas Jones
Associate Minister, Riverview Missionary Baptist Church, Lenoir City, TN

Music By: 4HIM
Southwest Virginia

Where To Purchase Tickets

Jefferson, Hamblen & Hawkins Counties, Kentucky and Virginia
Rev. Roger Mills, Jr.   423-231-0179

Knox and Anderson Counties
Rev. Harold Middlebrook, Sr.

Sullivan County and Bristol, VA
Mrs. Vivian Releford    423-288-6040
Dr. Dorothy Dobbins    423-863-5642

Greene County
Rev. Cecil Mills, Jr.      423-522-0263

Cocke County
Ms. Jacqueline Collins   865-356-1625

Carter and Washington County
Mrs. Angelitti Bradley    423-483-2063
Mrs. Margareta Davis   423-791-8209

Loudon County
Mrs. Ciarra Bragg-Jones

2019 Distinguished African American Candidates

Rev. Dr. Renee Kesler, Associate Minister, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN


Mrs. Jill Carson, Vice-Mayor, Town of Pennington Gap, VA
Chief Deputy, Derrick Woods, Newport Sheriff’s Department, Newport, TN


Ms. Karla Mills, Jefferson Elementary School, Jefferson City, TN


Ms. Mataylin Goins, 2019 Graduate, Cherokee High School, Rogersville, TN
Ms. Destiney Minnefield, 2019 Graduate, Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, TN
Minister DeShano Dotter-Dukes, 2019 Graduate, Bearden High School, Knoxville, TN


Kitchen of Hope, Kingsport, TN
Living In Faith Everyday, Morristown, TN
Reflections of Christ, Loudon County, TN

AHERN Hall of Legacy 3rd Class

Mr. Roland Dykes, Jr., Late Mayor of Newport, TN
Mr. Billy Wells, Former Mayor of Bluff City, TN
Mr. Kevin McKinney, Former Mayor of Jonesborough, TN
Mr. Daniel Brown, Former Mayor of Knoxville, TN

H. R. Mills Black Cultural Preservation Award

Green McAdoo Cultural Center, Clinton, TN
Appalachian African American Cultural Center, Pennington Gap, VA

7845 Stagecoach Road / Whitesburg, TN 37891-9112
423-231-0179 /

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