|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2017
WASHINGTON (NRB) – Dr. Alveda C. King will receive the NRB Chairman’s Award on Thursday, March 2, during the closing session at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.
The recipient of the Chairman’s Award is selected based on a number of criteria. This year’s award is based on the recipient’s lifetime accomplishments in addressing the moral and spiritual needs of the nation in an exemplary manner. Past recipients of the Chairman’s Award include Billy Graham, Josh McDowell, Chuck Colson, and Chuck Norris.
“As Chairman, I can think of no other person so worthy of the Chairman’s Award than Dr. Alveda King,” said NRB Chairman of the Board Bill Blount. “In a year that has seen significant racial unrest, she has been a clear voice to America to return to biblical values, which will strengthen families and communities, and bring hope and reconciliation to our country.”
Alveda King is a noted civil rights activist and a “Guardian of the King Family Legacy.” She is often in demand for her knowledge and firsthand experience of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement, which was headed by her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and supported by her father, Rev. A. D. Williams King. King is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a grateful mother and grandmother. She is a respected lecturer and former college professor, as well as an author, mentor, stage and screen actress, Fox News contributor, Georgia state legislator, and presidential appointee. Through Alveda King Ministries and many other ministries, King devotes her God-given gifts and talents of writing, singing, song writing, producing, and directing media projects “to glorify God in the earth.”
The NRB Chairman’s Award is one of 22 awards that will be presented during Proclaim 17, which takes place February 27-March 2, 2017, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando. For the complete list of 2017 award recipients, click here.
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About the NRB Convention
The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, February 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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