City of Greenville honors Germany Kent

Mississippi native Germany Kent receives one of the highest honors bestowed upon a civilian by the City of Greenville.

Kent shown with the Legacy Award she received on Tuesday at a community reception held in her honor in her home state of Mississippi. The award-winning author and media personality received two other prestigious awards at the homecoming celebration including a Lifetime Community Service Award.

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Eta Theta Omega Chapter and the Les Modernettes Social Club co-hosted a homecoming celebration event on Tuesday for multi-talented Greenville, Mississippi native Germany Kent, and the Mayor was on hand to present her with one of the City’s highest honors.

The acclaimed author was welcomed home this week by her closest friends, family, and dignitaries. Kent, known locally as Evelyn LaShawn Palmer, was showered with gifts and awards.

The well-attended event, which was held at the William Alexander Percy Memorial Library in Greenville, was a public acknowledgement of the many successes Kent has had in her distinguished career.

Kent was given one of the highest honors bestowed upon a civilian when she was awarded her own day.

The Honorable Mayor Errick D. Simmons presented a proclamation on behalf of the city proclaiming June 20, 2017, as “Germany Kent Day” in the City of Greenville.

The beloved hometown influential media personality, who is an actress, producer, hope guru, entertainment journalist, social activist and philanthropist, was honored and recognized by several organizations for her notable professional achievements and humanitarian work.

During the celebration, Kent received a “Lifetime Community Service Award” from the Eta Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which was presented by the Chapter’s president Mary Hardy.

Kent also received a “Legacy Award” from the prestigious Les Modernettes Social Club, presented by Betty Coleman. Kent’s late grandmother, Evelyn R. Palmer, was one of the original founders of the organization. Les Modernettes president Dr. Elmertha Burton was in attendance, as well as other elected city officials and prominent community leaders.