Sister Talk: A Lifetime of Work

Juandolyn Stokes of On Point with Juandolyn Stokes and Civil Rights Icon, Xernona Clayton discuss a bronze statute being created by sculptor Ed Dwight in her honor that will be placed in the Xernona Clayton Plaza.
Juandolyn Stokes of On Point with Juandolyn Stokes and Civil Rights Icon, Xernona Clayton discuss a bronze statute being created by sculptor Ed Dwight in her honor that will be placed in the Xernona Clayton Plaza.
Juandolyn Stokes of On Point with Juandolyn Stokes and Civil Rights Icon, Xernona Clayton discuss a bronze statute being created by sculptor Ed Dwight in her honor that will be placed in the Xernona Clayton Plaza. Photo credit Getty Images

Clayton engaged Juandolyn in some Sister Talk about being honored with a bronze statute being created by sculptor Ed Dwight that will be placed in the Xernona Clayton Plaza. She also touches base on receiving the Golden Globe Award from NATAS. Clayton spent time reflecting on her work in civil rights.

Clayton shares that she was was the first black person to have her own tv show in the 60s. She talks about how friends of hers referred to her "Hollywood Mentality" because of her penchant for classy engraved invitations and a diverse group of party guest.

Clayton just celebrated her 91st birthday on August 30 and she is proud of her good health and sound mind. She uses her birthday as a way to reflect on her life and how she is living. Her tip on living a great life is she encourages others to live a good clean life everyday.

Clayton shares that working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was the best move for her because she was influenced by his good nature. She says we were not privy to our own rich history and it is up to us to let people know who we are. This mentality was her motivation for founding the Trumpet Awards.

Her out look on life includes loving each other, because it's the least we can do. Her philosophies of life include find a need and fill it.

Listen to the full interview below.

On Point with Juandolyn Stokes can be heard Mon - Fri from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Listen through News & Talk 1380-WAOK, V-103FM (HD3) www.WAOK.com or download the Audacy App from www.Audacy.com.