The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is preparing to honor two of the region’s most respected leaders, Dr. Judy White and Damon Alexander.
In line with a long-standing tradition, the sorority is presenting these community leaders with the Dorothy Inghram Social Action Advocate Award on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
White, who has served the community as Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, is being recognized for her “inspirational leadership and invaluable contribution to the growth and educational development of Inland Empire students.” White recently announced her retirement after 42 years of service in public education effective November 1.
Alexander, an active community leader, public servant, and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is being honored for his “tireless contributions to the increased political awareness and involvement throughout our Inland Empire communities.” Alexander is currently running for the San Bernardino City Council, representing the 7th Ward.
Commenting on the honors, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. President, Erica Shorts shared, “Due to COVID-19 we cancelled our annual Culmination program in May where we would have publicly recognized Dr. White and Mr. Alexander, but we are planning a wonderful virtual event on November 8 and we hope their family, friends, supporters and the community will join us as we celebrate two individuals who have done so much to improve the lives of individuals and families living throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.”
The Dorothy Inghram Social Action Advocate Award honors the legacy of Ms. Dorothy Ella Inghram, a longtime resident of the City of San Bernardino who blazed the trail for Black educators when in 1942, she became the first Black teacher in San Bernardino County and later the first Black principal. In 1953, she became the first Black school district superintendent in California. Before her death in 2012 at the age of 106, she authored five books.
To register for this special event honoring White and Alexander, visit www.sbraac-dst.org/.