The Riverside African-American Historical Society, Inc. (RAAHS) would like to congratulate our former President and current Vice President, Rose Mayes, for receiving the Griot Award from the NAACP – Riverside Branch. The Griot Award recognizes individuals who help preserve and record the history of African-American culture and heritage in the City of Riverside.
Ms. Mayes’ leadership in preserving African-American culture in Riverside has been exemplary. Some of her endeavors, accomplishments and collaborations include:
- Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-a-Thon
- Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy
- Unsung Heroes and Distinguished Citizens Recognitions
- Hosted the Association of African-American Museum’s 38th Annual Conference
- Martin Luther King Jr. Monument Visionaries Foundation
- The Installation of the Tuskegee Airmen on the Famous Flyers Wall of the Mission Inn
- Riverside Mayor’s Multi- Cultural Council
- The (soon to be built) Civil Rights Institute at the Mission Heritage Plaza
And the list goes on and on.
A special Thank You to the NAACP for honoring this great woman of courage and tenacity as she continues to live out her legacy of leadership and commitment.