The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) today announced that first lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The dinner concludes the Foundation's 42nd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). Mrs. Obama is scheduled to address more than 3,000 expected attendees at the evening's event and marks the first time ever that a first lady has addressed the prestigious gathering.
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;http://bugnews.bloggieblog.com/4980/4980.html
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