FOUNDATION RAISES NEARLY 20K FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ICON

51 Years After 1963 Church Bombing  
the Honey Brown Hope Foundation
Donates Nearly $20,000 Dollars and Post Traumatic Counseling to Lone Survivor

Most are aware of European settlers intentionally infecting Native American Indians with Smallpox in 1736, Holocaust victims from 1933 to 1945, Oklahoma City homegrown terrorist bombing  in 1995, 9/11 Terrorist Attack in 2001 and Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. 

All of these victims received reparations. Unfortunately, few are aware of Sarah Collins Rudolph, the "Fifth Little Girl," and lone survivor of the Ku Klux Klan 16th Street Baptist Church Birmingham, Alabama bombing in 1963. Unlike other victims of terrorism, Mrs. Collins Rudolph was told by state and federal authorities that the bombing occurred before the Victim Compensation Fund, therefore, they couldn't assist her with medical bills; compensate her for the physical and emotional injuries incurred by her and the Collins' family who also lost their daughter/sister, Addie Mae Collins, in the bombing or help locate her sister's, Addie Mae, remains during the 2013 exhumation where her remains were not found.

Recognizing that wrongs must be revealed for wounds to be healed and in hopes others would do the same, The Honey Brown Hope Foundation held one of the biggest tributes ever for Sarah Collins Rudolph. The Foundation received major support from Presidential Sponsor, HEB, and State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, the first woman and the first African-American legislator in the state of Texas to serve for over 40 years.

The three-day educational program and tribute were developed and presented by Founder and Executive Director of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, Tammie Lang Campbell. Through school/church tours and a tribute banquet, Sarah's story was shared with nearly 2,000 students, educators, elected officials, community and business leaders, community advocates, and media professionals. The multifaceted tribute resulted in Mrs. Collins Rudolph receiving $11,000 and future in-kind post traumatic counseling from Dr. Janice Beal, a 20 year clinical psychologist.

Recognizing that wrongs must be revealed for wounds to be healed and in hopes others would do the same, The Honey Brown Hope Foundation held one of the biggest tributes ever for Sarah Collins Rudolph. The Foundation received major support from Presidential Sponsor, HEB, and State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, the first woman and the first African-American legislator in the state of Texas to serve for over 40 years.

The three-day educational program and tribute were developed and presented by Founder and Executive Director of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, Tammie Lang Campbell. Through school/church tours and a tribute banquet, Sarah's story was shared with nearly 2,000 students, educators, elected officials, community and business leaders, community advocates, and media professionals. The multifaceted tribute resulted in Mrs. Collins Rudolph receiving $11,000 and future in-kind post traumatic counseling from Dr. Janice Beal, a 20 year clinical psychologist.

"It is part of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation's civil rights initiative to shed light on the past while working toward a more just future," said Tammie Lang Campbell. "We can't rest on the 1964 Civil Rights Act; we must continue our foreparents' fight to secure justice and equality for all."

 

Click video above to view Honorees for "Eyes on the Prize: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act"

 

After the school tours, the Foundation held its "Eyes on the Prize: Celebrating the 1964 Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary" banquet that honored Mrs. Collins Rudolph and State Rep. Senfronia Thompson. The tribute featured: a violin rendition of the National Anthem by Tyler Catherine Dennis, an unveiling of "The Sarah Collins 'Fifth Little Girl' portrait that was gifted by Artist Doyle Burley, original selections from Recording Artist Zelda Dashiell and a dance routine from Ballerina Freje Randall. Also, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee eloquently presented resolutions and made a donation. (Click links to view resolutions from Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee and Representative Senfronia Thompson)

As the Honey Brown Hope Foundation wrapped up "Eyes on the Prize: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act" anchor event, Mrs. Collins Rudolph noted she had a renewed spirit in humanity because of The Honey Brown Hope Foundation's and Representative Thompson's help 51 years after bombing.

The tribute concluded with worship services that benefited Mrs. Collins Rudolph. The church tour included Community of Faith under Bishop James Dixon's direction and St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, "The Luke." The Luke's pastor, Dr. Timothy W. Sloan, PhD and their First Lady, Dr. Sonya Sloan, welcomed Sarah and her husband, George, with the love of God and a sustainable donation.

The tours and banquet, "Eyes on the Prize: 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act," were made possible by God and His precious Son, Jesus Christ. The Honey Brown Hope Foundation appreciates its sponsors, supporters and volunteers and look forward to continuous collaborations.

Winell Herron, HEB Group Vice-President of Public

Diversity and Environmental Affairs Walmart Stores' Daniel Morales, Director of Public Affairs, and Jeanetta Dismute, Regional Director of Human Resources

Representative Senfronia Thompson

State Civil Rights Supporters: Blackridge Governmental Affairs and Communication Workers of America President Claude Cummings

Higher Educational Partners: The University of Texas at Austin and University of Houston Office of Governmental Relations

Honorary Chairs: D'Artagnan Bebel, VP and GM for Fox 26 KRIV-TV & My 20 KTXH-TV; Jack Sweeney, Chairman of Houston Chronicle; Dr. Charles Dupre, Superintendent of Fort Bend ISD; and community advocates, Attorney Benjamin Hall and his wife, Saundra Hall

School "History Talks" Presenters: Louise Strahan, Attorney Dora Olivo and Norma Jean Rivera

Media Hosts: José Griñan, Fox 26 Houston's Senior Morning News Anchor and banquet emcee; Damali Keith, Fox 26 Houston's Weekend Morning Reporter and narrator for honorees' tribute video

Supporters: Michael Harris, Houston radio talk show host on KCOH; Lynda and Jim Guidry,
co-publishers for Guidry News; African American News Publisher Roy Malonson; Cynthia Ginyard; and Judy Foston of Foston International

The Foundation captured some great moments along the way. Please visit the organization's Facebook www.facebook.com/honeybrownhope for photos, view videos on YouTube page, read event reviews on Great Non-Profits profile (click here), view state and national recognition, and note media coverage below.

Fox 26 | Tribute promo (click to view)

Radio One| Tribute promo (click to view

Houston Chronicle | "Honey Brown Hope Foundation salutes 50 years of Civil Rights Act" (click to view)

Guidry News | "Eyes on the Prize: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act" (click here)

Empower Magazine | "Sarah Collins Rudolph - The "Fifth" Little Girl" (click to view)

Fort Bend Star | "Fort Bend ISD students revisit Civil Rights Movement through "History Talks" Presentation" (click here)

Forward Times | "Honey Brown Hope Foundation" (click here)

Defender Network | "Church bombing survivor visits Imani School" (click here)