Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts Also Honors Student Scholarship Winners
This year’s honorees are Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones, gospel artist; Kenny Leon, theatrical director; and Tayari Jones, author. Dr. Jones, best known as the host and executive producer of Bobby Jones Gospel which has aired on BET since 1980, performs all styles of gospel music.WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses will recognize the contributions of three icons in the arts, as well as students pursuing careers and opportunities in those areas from 8:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m., during the 16th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts on September 19 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The event serves as a fundraiser for scholarships in the performing and visual arts as well as the kick off for the Foundation’s 42nd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from September 19-22. Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence Magazine and Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement will serve as the evening’s emcee.