The East St. Louis Branch NAACP Essay Contest Committee
(Standing L to R): Gary Berkley, Belleville New Democrat
Publisher, Dr. Katie H. Wright, Dr. Lillian A. Parks, Lora Jones,
Deborah Wright, Burena Howard and Rev. Johnny Scott, President.
East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois Chapter NAACP
(Seated, L to R): James Lewis, Advisor, Associate Judge
Annette Eckert, Co-chairman and Katrina Thomas, Chairman.
Not pictured: Lureatha Griffin, Sylvia Yandle and Delmar
Tegtmeier, Metro East Lending Group President. The Belleville
News Democrat and Metro East Lending Group are the primary sponsors.