Award recipients at BWFJ 30th Annual "MLK Support for Labor Banquet
While last year's banquet was a serious "must attend" affair for a People's Organization for Progress member such as myself (POP's chairman, Lawrence Hamm was the 2012 keynote speaker), the event this year was even more exciting. The spirited response of the crowd to BWfJ's exhilarating Fruit of Labor singing ensemble was palpable.
|Ajamu Dillahunt, founding member and elder of BWFJ, grooves to the Fruit of Labor's excellent performance|
The thrilling spirit of this exciting event was evident in poetry and dance as well as the singing of the Fruit of Labor and others. Erin Byrd read an excellent poem and Laprince Smith led the gathering in singing the Black National Anthem (Lift Every Voice and Sing).
|Jackson, MS City Councilman, and Mayoral Candidate, Chokwe Lumumba was the Keynote Speaker.|