400 Years of African American History Presents a Celebration and Tribute to Amelia Boynton, Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement and a special presentation honoring Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments with the Amelia Boynton Spirit of Freedom and Justice Award.
Amelia Boynton Robinson was a civil rights pioneer who championed voting rights for African Americans. She was brutally beaten for helping to lead a 1965 civil rights march, which became known as Bloody Sunday and drew national attention to the Civil Rights Movement. Boynton was also the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama.
Special invited guests include:
Ambassador Andrew Young | Congressman John Lewis
Congresswoman Maxine Waters | Congressman Ted Lieu
Dr. Clarence B. Jones | Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.
Professor Bernard Lafayette
Mayor Eric Garcetti | Mayor Henry Hearns | Mayor James Perkins
Heavy hors d’oeuvres | Business/Casual Attire
How to Register?
• $19.65 General Admission (7:30 PM Award Ceremony and Film)
• $65.00 VIP Admission (6:00 PM includes Reception, Silent Auction, Premier Seating at 7:30 PM Award Ceremony and Film)
• $1965.00 Gateway Partner (includes 10 VIP Admissions, community table space, your name on event website and social media page)