The 41st Annual Legislative Conference ended the weekend with the Phoenix Awards Gala.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote address. Her speech 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. received 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 received 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 each received 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.
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First Lady Michelle Obama
Actress and Phoenix Awards Host Sharon Leal
Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker and Rev. Al Sharpton
Mrs. Obama interacts with crowd
Congressional Black Caucus President and CEO Dr. Elsie Scott
Director and Honoree Georger Lucas
Phoenix Awards Hosts Actress Sharon Leal and Actor/Comedian/Director Robert Townsend
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Judge Greg Mathis and his Wife Linda Reese
Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, Honoree George Lucas, and Actor/Director Robert Townsend
US Attorney General and Honoree Eric Holder
Hosts Sharon Leal and Robert Townsend
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Trayvon Martin s Mother Sabrina Martin
CNN s Roland Martin
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