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Black Leadership Forum’s Seventh Annual Lamplighter Awards Gala

Elaine R. Jones
& Rev. Walter Fauntroy

Eddie V. Williams, President,
Joint Center for Politicaland
Economic Studies and Mrs. Williams

Gay J. McDougall &
National Council of Negro Women,
Inc.’s Cheryl Cooper

Leading Lights

Four hundred dignitaries from around thecountry gathered on the Roof Terrace of theKennedy Center for the Black LeadershipForum's Seventh Annual LamplighterAwards Gala. The Feb. 11 event celebrated theaccomplishments of five well-known individualsfor their contribution to the success, progress,and moral strength of America. The evening'shonorees: Roger W. Wilkins (LeadershipAward), Elaine R. Jones (The Joseph E. LoweryLamplighter Award for Equity and Justice),Derrick A. Bell, Jr. (Civil Rights Award), GayJ. McDougall (Human Rights Award), andRamona H. Edelin (the M. Carl HolmanLamplighter Award for Leadership).

Shvanise Washington, BLF National Gala Chair, E.W. Cromatie& Dr. Ramona H. Edelin

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Rev. Edward Leftwich, Dr. YvonneScruggs-Leftwich and Percy E. Sutton

Tamara Moore & Rita Green

Prof. Roger W. Wilkins
& PBS Newshour’s Kwame Holman


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