This year, the 2019 NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be none other than Mrs. Rosetta M. Perry, publisher of the Tennessee Tribune, in Nashville, TN.

Mrs. Perry’s lifetime of accomplishments will be recognized at the 2019 NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award Black Tie Dinner, Friday evening, January 25, 2019 at the Hilton Orlando Hotel.

Mrs. Perry has been a freedom fighter for justice all of her life, working closely with the SCLC and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She also worked for the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in the 60’s and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 70’s.

As a journalist, Mrs. Perry covered the Memphis Garbage Strike as well as the chaos following the murder of Dr. King. She was an important soldier in the movement — and continues to be so — by publishing and recording history from an African American perspective each week through her publication.

In this video we have interviewed special guests from throughout Nashville to discuss the legacy of Mrs. Perry’s career.