By Kim Adams Graham

Dr. Will Boyd, Bishop of Zion Ministries, was the guest speaker for the Bullock County Alabama Democratic Conference (BCADC) Annual Celebration.

Dr. Boyd and his wife Vida live in Hoover. He recently served as the Democratic nominee for. Lt. Governor of Alabama. He spoke on defending the right to vote.

He also told of things black people have invented such as the electric lamp, traffic light, mop, automatic gear shift, ice cream scoop, blimp, many uses for the peanut, potato chips, microphone, caller ID and folding chairs to name a few.

The theme was “We dare defend our right to vote, advance democracy, and protecting our gains through unity.” The celebration was held at the historic Mt. Silla Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Fred Douglas is the pastor.

The Mistress of Ceremony was Bertha Coleman Poe. Evangelist Shelia P. Young presented an impressive praise dance.

Family of Eddie Kendricks were guests. His sister Dr. Patricia Kendrick Simpson gave reflections about Eddie’s life.

He was the lead voice on such famous songs as “The Way You Do the Things You do”, “Get Ready”, and “Just My Imagination”.

Recently the Bullock County Tourism Council had a mural painted on the side of Main Drug Store with Eddie’s picture.

Bessie Huffman is the president of the BCADC and John McGowan is the Vice President.

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