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Lyndia Grant, a Sharecropper’s Daughter, a southern North Carolina farm-girl; is a story of inspiration, successes and failures aimed at motivating people to become goal-oriented. When you hear Lyndia deliver her message of empowerment, it will wake up your sleeping giant.
Her grandfather, Floyd Hill, aka Pappy, influenced four generations. An historic chapter in his life made American history; and ended victoriously. Twenty years before Rosa Parks or Dr. Martin Luther King’s grand entrance, Pappy’s fight to keep a 227.2 acre farm taken from a white family sold at an auction in 1945, ended successfully in the North Carolina Supreme Court. Lyndia walks in Pappy’s footsteps. Taught by her late mother, Fannie, she learned this lesson well!
Her marriage of seventeen years to a husband who walked out unannounced in the middle of the night, gave her even more determination. Lyndia kept her three children together, and without any help from the state, never to take one dollar of public money, nor public housing. Lyndia worked to earn her own way.
She became a business woman, and learned how Washington works; she was appointed by several high-ranking officials with political appointments. She is a public relations guru, festival coordinator for one-hundred thousand; she handles celebrities, and, is a national monument maker.
This website describes work done by Lyndia, while she served as a National Monument Project Director; as Keynote Speaker for Black History Month Events; Women's History Month and other special occasions. Here are some highlights that include Major Special Events.
Hear Lyndia deliver her riveting address to your group, as she shares proven success principles that have worked for so many around the world.
When you invite Lyndia to speak to your business; corporation; sales and/or customer service agencies; insurance and real estate providers: congregations; local and/or federal agencies, you and your staff can experience life at a higher level.
Learn proven success principles that changed her life forever, and will change yours too.
Some of Lyndia's experiences as she coordinated major special events are shown below:
Major Special Events Planner and Monument Project Director Speaker shares riveting stories of failures and successes with audiences.
Major Festival Director, Lyndia Grant of Washington, DC, draws crowds at annual festival of more than 100,000 people, according to Washington Post reports. She was appointed by Washington, DC Councilmember Honorable Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, daughter of Dr. Charles Drew.
Lyndia served as executive Director 15 years.
Lauded as an outstanding achiever by Courtland Milloy, columnist with the Washington Post, Milloy wrote: “If you want your event done, turn it over to Lyndia Grant and her sisters, then consider the job done!”
Washington Times Newspaper columnist Adrienne Washington calls Lyndia an archetypical organizer! She wrote: “She gets up before the sun comes up to work on this national parade which pays tribute to the 209,145, US Colored Troops who fought to help save the Union during the American Civil War.”
2. African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation, responsible for the erection of a national monument, Lyndia was appointed by DC Councilmember Frank Smith to serve as project director.
During this ten-year appointment, Lyndia coordinated all phases of the monument, working closely with the Councilmember, board of directors, sculptor, architects, government agencies, Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, descendants and the community. Lyndia was responsible for the monument from the ground breaking ceremony to the unveiling, held July 18, 1998.
Hear this exciting story!
3. Montgomery County Holiday Parade
Appointed to organize a parade to celebrate the new and improved, downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, Lyndia worked under an appointment by Honorable Susan Hoffmann, Councilmember and Mayor of Rockville, Maryland, she served the community six-years as parade coordinator. Today, the parade is held annually and seen on TV each holiday season.
4. U. S. Presidential Inaugurals
Lyndia Coordinated a GOP Event for President, George Herbert Walker Bush: She served as Event Coordinator for an Educational Awards Gala held at the Women’s Museum, Washington, DC, hosted by Joyce Black Dunn, a GOP Community Organizer from Los Angeles, Ca.
While planning this event, Lyndia worked closely with the GOP, sitting in private meetings with Chairman Late Lee Atwater, and Atwater’s Chief of staff, Mary Matalan.
When President Bill Clinton was elected, Lyndia was appointed to serve as Event Manager in the Transportation Department. Appointed to Coordinate Transportation for the Arkansas Ball and the MTV Ball, both held at the Washington Convention Center; Lyndia worked closely with political figures from around the world, including then President Nelson Mandela, and Late Ron Brown (at the time was serving as Chairman of the Democratic Party.
5. Mayoral Appointment
DC Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly appointed Lyndia to coordinate her Inaugural Parade when she made history by her election as the first and only woman to serve as Mayor of The District of Columbia.
6. NAACP 97th Annual Convention
Washington, DC, DC Branch President, hired by Honorable Lorraine Miller (first and only African American to serve as U. S. Clerk, for the House of Representatives).
Lyndia Has Spoken For The Following:
- U. S. Department of Commerce
- Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD
- U. S. Defense Department. Staten Island, New York
- U. S. Defense Department, Virginia
- U. S. Virgin Islands, 1:11:43 PM. Governor Vargrave Richards, the
Island of St. Croix; Comorant Beach Club
- D. C. Public Schools, Garnet-Paterson Middle School, Garrison
Elementary School, Washington, D. C.
- Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, D. C.
- San Francisco's National Council of Negro Women's Annual Retreat, at
the invitation of San Francisco Supervisor Willie B. Kennedy.
- African American Civil War Memorial:
- Statuary Hall, U. S. Capitol, Washington, D. C.
- Arlington National Cemetery, Amphitheatre, Arlington, Va
- Mississippi State University, Jackson, Miss.
- Kentucky State University, ??? Kentucky
- Boston State House, ??? Mass
- Association for the Study of African American Life & History,
Orlando, Florida, National Convention
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Boule' - National Convention,
- Lewis College of Business, Detroit, Michigan
U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Engraving & Printing