The Prince Hall Foundation of Maryland a 501(C) (3) Corporation presents The Third Annual Thurgood Marshall Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The highlight of this event will be the presentation of the Golden Trowel Awards and the UJIMA Award of Organizational Excellence. The Golden Trowel award is given to those Marylanders who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to progress, advocacy, and social justice in the African American community. The UJIMA Award is presented to an organization or corporate entity that has demonstrated advocacy, resources and/or services that makes a meaningful contribution to the educational advancement, economic empowerment, or cultural growth in African American communities. This year awardees are: Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Foundation, Arena Players, Inc., and The Harbor Bank of Maryland. Attendees will also be graced with performances across the theatrical spectrum.
This year’s honorees are: Judge Elizabeth S. Morris, 5th Judicial Circuit Court, Larry S. Gibson, Esq., Law Professor and Author, Judge Robert M. Bell, Former Chief Judge Maryland Court of Appeals, William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr., Civil Rights Attorney, Dr. Aminta H. Breaux, President Bowie State University, Le Gretta Y. Ross-Rawlings, First African American Women Post Master for Baltimore, Jean D Hitchcock, Esq. Former Maryland State Cabinet Secretary and the Hon. Nathaniel J. McFadden former Maryland Senate President Pro-Tem. The Keynote Speaker for the event is Dr. David Anderson Founder and Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Community Church of Columbia, Maryland, author and radio personality.