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[[caption]] Mrs. Jeanne Childs Young, wife of Atlanta's Mayor Andrew Young, speaking at the Founder's Luncheon, urged NAMW to use its professional skills to "communicate Black culture for the betterment of all humanity. We have the ability to survive in two worlds and we have skills to cope with adversity. You have the responsibility to inform and interpret what is going on in the Black community to the larger society".

Proclamations were received from Governor George Busbee, Mayor Andrw [[Andrew]] Young, the Georgia House of Representatives and the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County.

Other speakers in the professional development seminars included Dr. Jabari Simama, Director, Center for Community Television, Cable Atlanta, Norbett Bain, Program Coordinator, Faye McDonald Smith, Media Producer, Presbyterian Center, Roger Witherspoon, Essence Magazine and Gentlemen's Quarterly, Mary Brown Johnson, Project Director, Institute for New Cinema Artists and Dorothy Brunson, owner radio stations WEBB, Baltimore and WIGO, Atlanta.

The 77-member Atlanta Chapter, under the leadership of its president Pauline Morgan White hosted the convention. Co-chairman was Xernona Clayton Brady, immediate Past National President. Rev. Rhea E. Callaway of New York City is the National Founder.
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[[caption]] Media Women honored their chapter members who are authors during the 17th Annual Convention of the National Association of Media Women, Inc. held at the Sheraton-Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta. A reception was sponsored by Walter C. Sloan, Sales Development Manager of American Tobacco Company where their books were displayed. Seated, left to right: Cosdena T. Gunn, Flint Michigan, Lois K. Alexander, Metropolitan New York, Founding Member of NAMW and Past National President, Lillian Beavers Garnett, Atlanta, Mr. Sloan, Ella Kay Mays, Beverly Hills, National President. Standing, left to right, Ellen Tarry, Founding member, Metropolitan New York, Mae Simmons, Flint, Earleen De La Perriere, Flint, Dr. Carrie George, Atlanta, Bobbye B. Vance, Atlanta and Earnestine Thomas Wilson, Beverly Hills. [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] Dorothy Brunson, left, owner of WEBB Radio, Baltimore and WIGO Radio Atlanta, was honored with a Recognition Award by the National Association of Media Women, Inc. at the 17th Annual Convention, held at the Sheraton-Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta. Joyce Walker Tyson, President of the Detroit Chapter was the presenter. Ms. Brunson, a member of the Metropolitan New York Chapter was panelist on the seminar "Future of Black Women in the Media". [[/caption]]

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