Why you should get to know Rev. Delores Thornton
You may be seeing a lot of Rev. Delores Thornton around the Interchurch Center in July. She is the curator of the “Red, Black, Green” art exhibit, so you’ll see her at the opening artists reception July 5; she will lead a Lunch & Learn discussion of “The Roots of African American Culture in Central Indiana July 10; and she taking a lead organizing the “Critical Conversations about Race” July 19.
Who is Rev. Thornton?
- Rev. Thornton is a writer, playwright, and publisher.
- An Indiana native and life-long resident, she was voted “Queen of Promotion” by C&B Books of New York.
- She was an honoree in the 2017 Trailblazer Awards presented by Everything Underground.
- The title, “Local Legend” was bestowed on her in 2018 by Go On Girl Book Club (the nation’s largest).
- A much sought-after motivational speaker, Thornton has been a featured speaker for Women’s History Month at Ball State University; Keynote Speaker at the 2nd Annual Queens Book Fair, Jamaica, NY, speaker at Martin University, and Indiana University, Bloomington.
- Recognized for community service during the 9th Annual Joy Awards, Thornton has been a volunteer mentor with the Marion County Probation Dept., and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Indianapolis Book Fest, Incorporated.
- She is currently serving on the Advisory Board of the African American History Committee with the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library.
- A Board member of the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce, she is also a Committee Member of CIC (Center for Interfaith Cooperation) as well as co-facilitator for the CIC Book Club, and President of EU (Everything Underground) Book Club.