|When:||Back to Calendar » September 19, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Where:||African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
1925 Vermont Ave NW
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|Cost:||$100 per ticket|
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation signed September 22, 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln with a gala hosted by the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum. This fundraising event will help support the mission of the museum to preserve and tell the stories of the United States Colored Troops and African American involvement in the Civil War.
This year, the Abraham Lincoln Leadership Award will be presented to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States; the Harriet Tubman Leadership Award will be presented to the Honorable Hilliary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State ; the 150th Frederick Douglass Leadership Award to Ambassador Andrew Young; and the John Brown Leadership Award to film producer Ken Burns.
Beginning with the reception at 6 p.m., and an awards ceremony, the gala will include DC Mayor Vincent Gray with former Mayors Sharon Pratt and Anthony Williams assisting with the presentations. Actress Mzuri Moyo will present an excerpt from her play “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story”.
To register, click here.