On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosted its annual Black History program at the church, 1825 W. Hampton Ave. This year’s Black History Program theme was “Celebrating Women,” and featured a special tribute to music icon Aretha Franklin. As part of the event four outstanding women and church members were honored for their years of service to the community.
The honorees were Mother Ardella Tayor, the late Mother Arlene Newson, the late Mother Zeola Stegall, and State Senator Lena Taylor. The program was hosted by Rev. Dr. Russell B. Williamson.
Pictured are (from left) Ardella Taylor’s son, Dennis McMurray; Mother Ardella Taylor; Shelia Payton who was accepting for Mother Arlene Newson; Senator Lena Taylor; and Pamela Evans and Kevin Evans who accepted the recognition on behalf of Mother Zeola Stegall.