Joan Myers Brown
The list of honorees includes Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and former CBS-3 reporter and host Trudy Haynes.
Octavius Catto was killed in South Philadelphia on the frontlines of the struggle for equality, fighting for voter rights on Election Day, 1871.
Philadanco founder Joan Myers Brown and landscape architect Laurie Olin are in Washington D.C. to receive the prestigious awards.
For the first time in recent memory, PHILADANCO went dark this summer.
Art Sanctuary will host the 28th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival beginning next week. The festival will attract leading journalists and authors from all across the nation.
A local author recently published a book on the history of African American ballet dancers in Philadelphia.