During a 6:30 p.m. reception on April 22, 1998, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB) honored President Emeritus of the National Federation of the Blind Kenneth Jernigan with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. In fact, two handsome walnut plaques were presented to Dr. Jernigan, one in Braille and one in print. The text of the award reads:

The National Council of State Agencies for the Blind, Inc.
with honor
presents this
lifetime achievement award
to
Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
in recognition of more than four decades
of exceptional leadership, advocacy and unwavering
dedication to promoting the capabilities and fortifying
respect for the rights of individuals who are blind worldwide.
This award is given in celebration of the life of one who embodies the attributes of courage, spirit and devotion.
Know the man—know the legend.

Jamie C. Hilton, President
April 22, 1998

The photo is of Dr. Jernigan holding the Award; Jamie Hilton is at his right.


Jamie Hilton, President of the National Council of State
Agencies for the Blind, presents Kenneth Jernigan with the
organization's first Lifetime Achievement Award.