Saturday, January 18
Join us as we honor we award the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award and the Community Service Awards. Presidential Award for Lifetime Achievement & Commitment to the Dream was established in 1992. The award recognizes an outstanding community servant that has exemplified the character, dedication and goals of Dr. King during their lifelong work and commitment to the New Orleans community. The recipient should be a long time resident of New Orleans.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award is an award, which acknowledges outstanding student achievement in community service. Recipients of this award exemplify the principles, standards, and ideology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year's Presidential Award nominee is Wendell Pierce.
Actor, businessman and philanthropist, Pierce has worked extensively with legendary directors Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Sidney Lumet and Taylor Hackford.In addition to his work on HBO's "The Wire" and "Treme," Pierce had regular roles on NBC's "The Weber Show," CBS's "Gregory Hines Show," "Maloney" and "The Brian Benben Show." He also guest stared on "Numb3rs," "Law & Order," "Third Watch," "New York Undercover" and "I'll Fly Away."
Pierce considers himself a "true capitalist" and a "classic entrepreneur." In 2013, Fast Company named Pierce one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business." Pierce started the non-profit, Pontchartrain Park Community Development Corp., to build new affordable solar and geothermal homes in the area for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
of the Little Rock Nine
Just 56 years ago, Minnijean Brown Trickey joined eight other African-American teenagers to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., as a part of the now-famous “Little Rock Nine.”
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That: Portrayals for Minority in the Media
Pipeline to Prison: The New Jim Crow
Justice or Just Us? Injustices in the Black Community
Education and Juvenile Justice in New Orleans
Need A Ride?
Buses will depart from Xavier University and Dillard University at 9:30am.
Xavier University: In fron ot St. Katherine Drexel Chapel
Dillard University: Main Entrance Gate
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