Kappas Among Honorees of Inaugural Trailblazer Award Presented by Mayor of Jacksonville

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On Friday, March 8, 2013, Jacksonville (FL) Mayor Alvin Brown, a 1982 Delta Psi initiate, honored 17 community individuals that were the 1st African-Americans in the City of Jacksonville in a variety of disciplines including business, education, & public policy with his inaugural Mayor’s Trailblazer Award. The ceremony took place at the City Council Chambers in downtown Jacksonville, FL. Five of the recipients are members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.: The Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr. [Jacksonville Alumni / 1990] – 1st African-American Judge for the Middle District of Florida; Dr. Chester A. Aikens [Theta Tau / 1976] – 1st African-American Jacksonville native as National Dental Association President; Dr. Charles B. McIntosh [Alpha Xi / 1944] – 1st African-American Pediatrician in Jacksonville; Dr. Alvin G. White [Alpha Xi / 1952] – 1st African-American Chief of Staff for Duval County Public Schools; & Lt. Col (retired) Alton W. Yates [Jacksonville Alumni / 1979] – 1st African-American Jacksonville native Air Research & Development volunteer for the U.S. Air Force. Brothers, Silhouettes, and Kappa Leaguers came out to witness history and show their support for the honorees. A reception immediately followed.

2013 Mayor’s Trailblazers Award recipients (seated) Dr. Chester A. Aikens, Dr. Charles B. McIntosh, & Dr. Alvin G. White with Jacksonville Alumni Chapter 38th Administration Gregory D. Flowers, Polemarch Dennis Gamble, 7th Southern Province Polemarch Dr. Frank S. Emanuel, Grand Historian Cleveland Ferguson III, Esq., Vice Polemarch Mark Chapman III, & Julius L. Collins at reception following ceremony in Jacksonville, FL

2013 Mayor’s Trailblazers Award recipients (seated) Dr. Chester A. Aikens, Dr. Charles B. McIntosh, & Dr. Alvin G. White with Jacksonville Alumni Chapter 38th Administration Gregory D. Flowers, Polemarch Dennis Gamble, 7th Southern Province Polemarch Dr. Frank S. Emanuel, Grand Historian Cleveland Ferguson III, Esq., Vice Polemarch Mark Chapman III, & Julius L. Collins at reception following ceremony in Jacksonville, FL

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