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Vashawn Mitchell Performs As Medgar Evers Honored At Arlington

Vashawn Mitchell performs at Arlington National CemetaryOn yesterday, June 5, Grammy Nominee and multiple Stellar Award winner VaShawn Mitchell performed at the 50th Anniversary Memorial Service commemorating the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

 The service took place at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday morning as part of an on going effort presented by the Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute.   Additional events will take place throughout the month of June to “Honor His Life and Live His Legacy.”

Vashawn Mitchell with Ben JealousMitchell sang his chart topping song  Nobody Greater to a crowd of dignitaries, clergy and political leaders.  Roland Martin emceed the event and among the luminaries in attendance included Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams, Chairman Emeritus, National Board of Directors NAACP; former President William Jefferson Clinton; current NAACP President, Benjamin Jealous and US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Vashawn Mitchell is traveling the country as part of Verizon’s nationwide “How Sweet The Sound” experience as well as continuing his work as an ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

His new single “Greatest Man,” from his critically acclaimed release Created 4 This was recently serviced to gospel radio.

 

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at Examiner.com  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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