“It was great. We honored Ida B Wells Barnett, a newspaper editor, writer, women’s suffrage movement supporter and one of the original founders of the NAACP. Her great great granddaughter Tiana Ferrell was our guest speaker,” Brown said. “Tiana is the Publisher of Atlanta Free Speech. She recently completed a play titled The Ladies Car about her Great Great grandmother, Ida B Wells Barnett, who refused to give up her seat on the Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern RailRoad in 1884. She was removed from the train and later sued the railroad and won a $500.00 settlement.”
Brown said another guest speaker, Masonia Traylor, was awarded the Diamond of the year award by Diamond Ministries.