Sunday, May 12, 2013

Congratulations! - 2013 African Diaspora World Tourism Awards Recipients

U.S. Rep. John Lewis
ADWT Awards Hall of Fame Honoree
and Civil Rights Iconic Congressman with
Kitty J. Pope, founder of ADWT Awards ceremony

     The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards was a success in that people from all around the world attended. Please check out our winners!
     Our crowning apex award for 'Person of the Year' went to Dr. Ewart Brown of Bermuda, who was recognized because of the work that he has done in re-igniting interest in preserving, developing and promoting African Diaspora Heritage Trails around the world. He took up the mantle that was the brainchild of the late David Allen, former minister of tourism of Bermuda, who initiated the African Diaspora Heritage Trails (ADHT) Conferences. Dr. Brown carried on the work of black culture and heritage tourism development with ADHT for almost ten years.  
     The other major award "Heritage Site of the Year" went to the King Center/ National Parks Services in Atlanta. The King Center has remained one of the most visited black heritage sites in the world, second only to the King Memorial site in Washington, DC. Accepting this award for the King Center was Ms. Naomi King, widow of AD King who was a freedom- fighter and brother to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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