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Lott receives Medgar Evers Award

By Randy Bell

Lott receives Medgar Evers Award

Clinton Ward 6 Alderman James Lott with NAACP National President/CEO Derrick Johnson after receiving the Medgar Evers Award.

The Mississippi State Conference NAACP has honored Clinton Ward 6 Alderman James Lott with its Medgar Evers Award. The presentation was made at the Freedom Fund Awards Banquet during the organization’s 77th Annual State Convention in Jackson in November. The award is named in memory of the NAACP’s Mississippi field secretary, who was assassinated in 1963, and the NAACP said it’s given to “the individual or organization contributing to uplifting the entire community.”

Lott, serving his first term as alderman, has been “a long-time partner with the Mississippi NAACP and [has] consistently worked alongside us to empower and serve our communities.” The organization applauded Lott for his “commitment and dedication.”

“I am flattered to be chosen for the NAACP Medgar Evers Award,” Lott said. “The state of Mississippi has so much home-grown talent that does tremendous work, so winning this award is beyond my dreams. Although this is a personal award, the real credit goes to the many friends, mentors and community members who regularly pour into me. I’m excited about what the future brings for our city.”

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