Proof of vaccination, masks required
By SHERRY DIGMON
In deference to the pandemic, Lillie Johnson and her fellow members of the Yellow Hat Society did not hold the annual Rosa Parks Breakfast in 2021. However, the group is planning to host the 15th annual service Saturday, February 5, 9 a.m., at Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church. The program is free and open to all 16 years old and older.
Please note: If you plan to attend, a proof of vaccination will be required. Someone will be checking at the door, so please bring your proof of vaccination with you. Also, Johnson said masks will be required in the building except, of course, while you’re eating.
Rosa Parks is considered The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. The breakfast is held on the Saturday nearest her birthday, February 4.
This year’s speaker is Stanley B. Stallworth, Mayor of the City of Evergreen, the rural town in which he was born and raised. Serving his first term, Mayor Stallworth has begun the work of fulfilling his campaign slogan of “creating a more progressive City of Evergreen.”
The mayor is the managing partner of the law firm The Stallworth Legal Group, LLC. After graduating in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mayor Stallworth joined the Commercial Real Estate Practice at Sidley Austin, LLP, a global law firm in Chicago. He practiced there for 24 years. He has been a member of the Illinois and Alabama State Bar Associations for 31 years. He is an alumnus of Alabama A&M University, where he majored in Secondary Education—English and biology. He taught high school for two years in Conecuh County prior to returning to graduate school.
Mayor Stallworth’s practice is a general real estate practice and he has performed legal work for companies of all sizes and in nearly every aspect of real estate. His real estate development company is Stallworth Real Estate Development LLC., and he owns and operates The Brundidge of Bruner, an events space and bed and breakfast in Evergreen.
During his 31 years of law practice, he has been a pioneer in the area of legal and law firm diversity. While at Sidley, he served as co-chair of the Firmwide Diversity Committee creating innovative recruitment initiatives and retention programs for diverse lawyers. He remains a mentor for many law students and young lawyers.
Mayor Stallworth serves on numerous corporate boards, including the Bank of Evergreen and South Alabama Gas Company. He’s a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. He is the father of two sons, twins Innis and Houston.