Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick to Be Honored by Congressional Black Caucus

Cicely Tyson CBC awardThe Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced its three esteemed recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards-Cecily Tyson, Richard Roundtree and Dionne Warwick.

The three stars were chosen because of their lifetime achievements in the arts that have, and continue to, positively impact the black community. “With a lifetime of entertaining and educating us, this year’s honorees have also distinguished themselves as remarkable leaders and passionate advocates for the arts and arts education,” said CBCF president and CEO A. Shuanise Washington in a press release. “Their outstanding contributions and continuing commitment to the arts make them ideal to help elevate the visibility of the CBC Spouses Visual and Performance Arts Scholarship Program. The awards are conferred on artists whose legacy includes not only extraordinary works but a commitment to cultivating future generations of artists.”

The awards will be handed out at the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts, which has “raised funds to support the CBC Spouses Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund” since 1996. In addition to the three legends attending to accept their awards, twenty scholarships will also be awarded to students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the arts.

The awards ceremony will take place Sept. 14 Washington, D.C.

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