Former Sioux Falls resident to receive humanitarian award

Photo: South Dakota African American History Museum

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Next weekend, a former Sioux Falls resident will be honored at the second annual L.B. "Bud" Williams Humanitarian Award Banquet.

The event honors individuals or businesses that enhance the lives of African Americans in South Dakota.

The first recipient of the award was Porter Williams last year.

Emma Armstrong is this year's recipient. Organizers said multiple nominations were received noting her work with the local NAACP dating back to the 1950’s, her involvement with the organization of Friendship Baptist Church and, along with her husband, being one of first black business owners in Sioux Falls.

Armstrong is set to accept the award via Skype.

The banquet will take place Friday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Schulte Room of the Washington Pavilion.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door, or by calling Bob Harris at (605) 376-6824 or Mark Blackburn at (605) 274-4313.