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Final Day of TNBC Conference Starts Off With Prayers


Today, the fourth and final day of the TNBC Conference, started off with prayers during a breakfast held in memory of Eula Mae Cleveland, a longtime TNBC member and widow of the first black International Teamster Vice President. View more photos.

The sermon at the breakfast in Charlotte, N.C. was delivered by Pastor William H. Buie Jr. of the First Calvary Baptist Church in Rock Hill, S.C. Buie was introduced by his mother, International Union Vice President Ferline Buie.

“I am so proud of my mom,” William Buie said. “I will always love my mother.”

Buie urged TNBC delegates and guests to remember God’s presence while they gather to celebrate in Charlotte.

“God wants us to do justice,” said Buie, who also noted that God wants us to walk humbly and that we need to give all credit to God.

The breakfast was followed by a general session. Tonight, the TNBC dinner is scheduled, where four people will be honored for their contributions to TNBC and to the Teamsters Union. The four are: