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San Antonio bishop and local columnist receive honors at 22nd Annual MLK Public


The City’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission honored a San Antonio bishop and local columnist at the 2009 MLK awards program held Saturday in the City Council Chamber.

Commission chair Gloria Ray and Awards Committee Chair Deborah Collins Crawford presented Bishop Samuel Edward Iglehart with a bronze bust of Dr. King at the ceremony. Following the presentation of the Distinguished Achievement Award, columnist Cary Clack was awarded the 2009 Baha’I Unity Award.

Iglehart, pastor of Childress Memorial Church which is located in the heart of San Antonio’s east side, has been a leader in the San Antonio community for many years. He serves meals to the homeless weekly at his church and sponsors an annual clothing and food drive. He is a true advocate for education establishing scholarships for those in pursuit of academic and spiritual enrichment. He also serves on the Pastoral Care Board for the Scott and White Hospital and he successfully leads more than 120 churches as the prelate of the Texas Southwest Jurisdiction.

Clack was recognized for his outstanding work in journalism. His relentless dedication to speak up for just causes and his ability to educate individuals with the skillful words he places in his column. Clack interned with the MLK center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta where he wrote
CNN commentaries for Coretta Scott King.

Both Iglehart and Clack were present to receive their awards.