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The City Of Los Angeles Inducts African American Leaders To Hall Of Fame PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 February 2014 17:51

Lou Gossett Jr.

Mayor Eric Garcetti will kick off the City of Los Angeles 2014 African American Heritage Month (AAHM) celebration by inducting three prominent African American leaders into the Hall for Fame for their contributions to society. Ceremonies will take place at Los Angeles City Hall on February 11, starting at 10 a.m Judge Consuelo Marshall, the first African-American Woman Judge of the Los Angeles Federal Court; Dr. James Rosser, California’s longest serving African American College President; and Supervisor Yvonne Burke (Ret.), the first African American Woman in the California Legislature, in the US House of Representatives (from California), and on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Academy Award Winner Lou Gossett Jr., the Dream of Los Angeles Award will be presented to Angela Bassett, the first African American Female Golden Globe Winner, and the Spirit of Los Angeles Award will be bestowed upon vocalist Charlie Wilson, a spokesperson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and role model who overcame drug addiction to achieve an unexpected successful solo career.

An unveiling of the annual AAHM calendar booklet and debut of the 37th Black Heritage stamp are among scheduled highlights of the celebration. Board of Public Works Commissioner Mike Davis, former California State Assemblyman, is the 2014 African American History Month Celebration chair. Lou Gossett Jr.