Coleman to emcee NAACP awards
Event honors Jackie and Mack Robinson family, local African-American leaders
By Dr. Jerry Cornelius 08/15/2013
Pasadena Weekly Deputy Editor André Coleman will serve as the master of ceremonies at the NAACP’s 28th annual Ruby McKnight Williams Awards banquet.
The event begins at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 168 S. Los Robles Ave. The theme of this year’s event will be “Our Journey … Our Destiny.”
The banquet will celebrate the legacy and accomplishments of brothers Jackie and Mack Robinson, with special recognition paid to the Robinson family.
Other honorees include: Dr. Eva Graham, director of Caltech’s Center for Diversity; onetime state Sen. and former Pasadena City College President Jack Scott; and former Monrovia Mayor Robert Bartlett. Others will be named later, according to Pasadena NAACP President Gary Moody.
“For almost 30 years, the NAACP has honored the accomplishments of elected officials, police chiefs, businessmen, activists and reporters,” said Coleman, who last year was inducted into the Muir High School Hall of Fame for his work over the years in the field of journalism. “I am honored to serve as master of ceremonies.”
Tickets are $150. For more information, call (626) 793-1293.