Black Belt Action Commission celebrates 6th Anniversary


L-R Alabama Governor Bob Riley with BBAC Co-Chairpersons Margaret Bentley, Alabama Power Executive and State Senator Hank Sanders.



By John Zippert, Co-Publisher

The Black Belt Action Commission (BBAC) held its sixth anniversary luncheon on August 23, 2010 at Alabama State University in Montgomery. The luncheon was to honor Governor Riley for his vision in establishing the Commission and recognize the three co-chairs, 13 committee chairs and over 800 citizen volunteers that have participated in the Commission for their continuing dedication and hard work.

Each of the three co-chairs: Margaret Bentley with Alabama Power Company; Sheldon Day, Mayor of Thomasville and State Senator Hank Sanders of Selma made remarks at the luncheon.


Greenetrack CEO Luther “Nat” Winn wears T-shirt protesting Riley’s actons in closing down Greenetrack’s electronic bingo gaming.


Margaret Bentley thanked Governor Riley for his support and said the BBAC would be one of his legacies. She went on to say, “What made the Commission successful was that it had the Governor’s support but it was not a conventional state agency but was instead a regional effort by the people themselves to improve the Black Belt area.” Read more of this post