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Dr. Grace E. Harris receives John Jasper Trailblazer Award

Sunday, February 23, 2014, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church honored a trio of black luminaries at its Founder’s Day celebration.

Sunday, February 23, 2014, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church honored a trio of black luminaries at its Founder’s Day celebration. 

"The church annually remembers its founder, the Rev. John Jasper, a famous slave preacher and later free preacher.

This year’s Jasper Trailblazer award winners are Grace E. Harris, Christopher B. Howard, and Willie E. Lanier.

Harris was the highest-ranking woman and the highest-ranking African-American in Virginia Commonwealth University’s history, serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs and twice as acting president."

To read the complete Richmond Times-Dispatch article, please click here

Congratulations to Dr. Harris!

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