The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) held their 14th Annual Legacy Awards Gala in New York City at the Pierre Hotel. Uptown Magazine Editor-at-Large Star Jones served as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Entertainment executive Suzanne de Passe became the first woman to receive the ‘Bob Marley Award’ – the organization’s highest honor. Funds raised from this gala support scholarships at the University of the West Indies.
|Dr. E. Nigel Harris, Brenda Blackmon, Escoffery and Jeanine Liburd, a guest, & BET CEO Debra Lee|
|Khephra Burns & Marcella Maxwell|
|Janet Rolle with honorees Suzanne de Passe & Brenda Blackmon|
|Herb Wilson, Star Jones, Jeanine Liburd, Hon. David N. Dinkins, & Paula Madison Walker|
Photo credit: Margot Jordan