Director George Lucas receiving the Congressional Black Caucus’s “Chair’s Award” from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri, and Robert Townsend at the Phoenix Awards Dinner which concluded the Foundation’s 42nd Annual Legislative Conference.
Actors Robert Townsend and Sharon Leal hosted the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Phoenix Awards Dinner last night in our Nation’s Capital. The event concludes the 42nd Annual Legislative Conference.
The Phoenix Award symbolizes the immortality of the human spirit and an eternal desire to reach its full potential. Four distinguished individuals will receive the prestigious award:
- U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. will receive The CBCF Chair’s Award. The award is presented to an individual whose work and accomplishments stand as a role model for the African-American community and the African Diaspora.
- Writer, director George Lucas will receive The CBC Chair’s Award. The award is presented to an individual who exhibits the highest standards of dedication, ability and creativity;
- Representative Corrine Brown of Florida and the first African American Mayor of Charlotte, NC, the Honorable Harvey Gantt will each receive The Harold Washington Award. The award is presented to an individual who has contributed immeasurably to African-American political awareness, empowerment and the advancement of minorities in the electoral process;