Clarence Edmond Shackelford (AKA) "M1Y" - The Artist, a publicist, and founder of Texas Sports Museum, Tour Tyler Texas and Texas African American Museum all are programs that are under the auspices of the Empowerment Community Development Corporation, which is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.
This article was written by Ch'Tory Buckner - 2023 Ambassador of Texas African American Museum and Clarence Edmond Shackelford.
The Texas African American Museum Spirit of TAAM Beauty Pageant was held on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the Bethel Bible Hope of Tyler, Texas, featuring Tiny, Little Miss, Jr. Miss, Miss and Senior Miss categories.
Miss Congeniality and Best in Pageant and was awarded to JaRiyah Green, and Most Photogenic was awarded to Brenae Allen.
Roteavia McCowin was crowned Sr. Miss, Brenae Allen was crowned Miss, Rihanna Davidson was crowned Jr. Miss and JaRiyah Green was crowned Tiny Miss.
The Spirit of Texas African American Museum - Beauty Pageant was a success!
Ch’Tory Buckner participated in the Sr. Miss division. While she wasn’t crowned in here division, Ch’Tory will become a Texas African American Museum Ambassador to continue spreading awareness about the museum and its mission.
Mrs. Gloria Washington and Ms. Dee Pendleton did a superb job of preparing the participants for the event!! I am happy for the newly crowned Queens and am looking forward to working with you, Mrs. Gloria Washington, Ms. Dee Pendleton, and Senior Miss Queen!
One of my only disappointments was public attendance but it was not due to Mrs. Washington promoting the event in the community. Hopefully next year more people will be in attendance to see and learn about what a great job the Texas African American Museum source is in the community and what the workers of the museum do! Ch'Tory Buckner - 2023 Ambassador of Texas African American Museum
Sources: https://empowermentcdc.org, TourTylerTexas@gmail.com
Prepared by M1Y - Clarence Edmond Shackelford - TourTylerTexas@gmail.com