6 Hamer award recipients will be honored tomorrow

October 05, 2001

Annapolis Alderman Sheila M. Tolliver, a Democrat who represents Ward 2, and WYRE-AM radio program director Melissa Owens are among six women being given the Fannie Lou Hamer Award tomorrow by the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards committee.

Other award winners are Mary Ringgold, a Severn activist; Barbara Ann Dorsey, president of the YWCA board of directors; Deborah Mackall, an Annapolis activist; and Margurite R. Askew-Kirkland, a Severna Park activist.

They will be honored at the ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Banneker-Douglass Museum.

The award is named for a civil rights activist from Mississippi.

Carl O. Snowden, chairman of the awards committee, said the award is given to women who are "pioneers in their respective fields."

Tickets for the event at the museum, at 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis, are $20 per person.

Information: 410-760-2208.

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