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Let Us Make Man African Sending Forth Service


Let Us Make Man African Sending Forth Service

Atlanta, GA — The Brothers of Let Us Make Man are proud to announce the upcoming Let Us Make Man African Sending Forth Service, a special event dedicated to honoring and supporting their LUMM Scholarship recipients as they embark on their college journeys. The event will take place on Sunday, July 16, 2023, from 3pm to 5pm at the First Iconium Baptist Church located at 542 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316.

The Let Us Make Man African Sending Forth Service aims to provide a memorable and uplifting experience for the scholarship recipients and their families as they prepare to leave home and begin their collegiate journey. This year’s Let Us Make Man Gala raised enough money, to provide scholarship funds to 80 African American young men who are college bound in the fall. 

This is the largest number of scholarship recipients in the organization’s 17-year history. The Gala host Committe included: Michael Tyler, Rod Edmond, Miguel Dominguez, Javarro Edwards, Debra Deberry, Vincent Fort, Derrick Boazman, Eldredge Washington, Brian Granville, Wendy McGhee, Robert Bozeman, Mawuli Davis, John Bey, Jana Johnson-Davis, and A.B. Jihad. This African Sending Forth gathering will feature Reverend Timothy McDonald, the esteemed pastor of First Iconium Baptist Church. Additionally, Baba Dr. Akinyele Umoja will preside over the Rites of Passage Ceremony. As part of the celebration, attendees are encouraged to wear African attire, symbolizing unity and cultural pride. Everyone is welcome to attend and show support for the LUMM Scholarship recipients.

The Let Us Make Man African Sending Forth Service is made possible through the generous support of Davis Bozeman Law Firm UPCEN (Urban Pre College-Education Network), Inc., and Black Man Lab. 

Book Scholarships were awarded in the memory of: 

Craig Jason Johnson,Secoriea Turner,Little Johnny Tolbert,Saadiq Muhammad,Shali Tilson,Frank L. Morgan,Julian K. Smith Sr., Valentine M Broomfield and Sharron L. Satcherwhite.

In Tribute to Book Scholarships were awarded in the name of the King Family, The Granville Law Group, Madame Clerk Debra DeBerry, Joy and Miguel Dominguez, Tyler Harris Family Foundation, Black Man Lab, Wendy McGee & Associates, Davis Bozeman Law. 

“It is our duty to prepare and equip these young people to do great not just in college but life. We are sending them forth to be great and to remember they owe the generations coming behind them the same.” Derrick Boazman- Convener and Co-Founder of Let Us Make Man

“Let us gather to pray, praise, and pay it forward to these rising freshman on this Sunday that they may someday return home to honor our ancestors by giving back much more than they received. ” Doug Evans, Let Us Make Man Scholarship Chairman and Co-Founder

“Too often we see Black boys in a negative light. Here are 80 young Black men going to college who will be celebrated in an African sending forth ceremony by one of our esteemed elders. Our community should be there to encourage and love our young men.” Attorney Mawuli Davis, Let Us Make Man Co-Founder

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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