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Distinguished leaders honored at Black History Awards luncheon

At the annual Christopher J. Perry/ Carter G. Woodson Black History Awards Luncheon today three distinguished leaders were honored at the Union League of Philadelphia in Center City.

Distinguished leaders honored at Black History Awards luncheon

At the annual Christopher J. Perry/ Carter G. Woodson Black History Awards Luncheon today three distinguished leaders were honored at the Union League of Philadelphia in Center City.

Catherine Hughes, Founder of Radio One; Rev. Dr. Thomas W.S. Logan Jr., a revered canon and civil rights activist and Acel Moore, a Pulitzer Prize Winning retired Newspaper Columnist received the History Makers Awards for their outstanding achievements.

“Each one is a trailblazer. Each has played a key role in the history of our city,” said Mayor Nutter, who spoke at the event before throngs of community leaders, activists and city officials.

“I am profoundly honored to receive this and to be in the presence of others that have achieved,” said Moore, describing it as “one of the most significant” awards he has received. “It makes me more humble about what I have done.”

The event was hosted by the Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest African-American newspaper in the country.

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