SELMA—Representative Darrio Melton, D-Selma, has been honored as one of the top 20 individuals under 40 in the Who’s Who in Black Alabama.
Who’s Who unveiled the second edition book, with a special section entitled “Who’s Who in Black Alabama’s 20 Leaders Under 40: Carrying the Torch, Continuing the Legacy” on February 21 at a networking reception at the Harbert Center in Downtown Birmingham.
The book highlighted the next generation of leaders by telling the stories of 20 living legends, business owners and community leaders.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized among such accomplished colleagues. It’s great to be in the company of men and women empowered to be voices for change in the next generation,” Melton said.
Among the others honored were Dr. Corey L. Hartman, the founder and medical director of the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama, Ammie Morgan, 2012 Miss Wheelchair Alabama-USA and Cedric DeJuan Sparks, Senior Executive Director for the Division of Youth Services in the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office.
“As we look to the next 50 years, Who’s Who in Black Alabama wants to recognize and applaud them on continuing the dream and challenge them to always remember the sacrifices that allow them to reach heights only dreamed of by their predecessors,” said Catrena Norris Carter, associate publisher.
“Coming together to celebrate our achievements is great, but we must discern how we can work together to move forward as a community. There are big issues to address and we must address them together,” Melton said.
Event sponsors included Miles College, Alabama Power, Alabama A&M University, Regions Financial Corporation, and Cox Radio Birmingham. Who’s Who Publishing is a subsidiary of Real Times Media.
Representative Darrio Melton is a Democrat from Selma. He was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010.