On Thursday, February 26, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman’s in partnership with the Caucus of African American Leaders, will hold its signature Black History Month event, The “Few of the Many” Awards. The award program recognizes African American residents in Anne Arundel County who have made lasting contributions to their communities. The event is being held at Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, Maryland and is free to the public; however, registration is required.
The two honors—The Sojourner Truth Award, recognizing women leaders, and The Elijah Cummings Award, recognizing male leaders, were created posthumously to recognize two towering landmark figures whose lives left indelible marks on the struggle for equal justice and humanity.
This year’s theme is “Black Resilience,” which calls on residents to reflect on how the African American community continues to find ways to build communities and thrive against insurmountable odds. Honorees are selected using the following criteria: an African American leader, a resident of Anne Arundel County; not a previous award recipient and an individual who exemplifies this year’s theme.
This year’s Sojourner Truth Award honorees are Nelsa Brown; Shelyia Brown; Phyllis Currie Spencer; Honorable Eric Griswold; Arlene Jackson; Roslyn D. Johnson-Jones; and Priscilla Monroe. The Congressman Elijah Cummings Award honorees are Reverend Rickey Nelson Jones; C. Pierre Parkers; Eugene Peterson; Keanuu Smith-Brown; Demontae L. Reid; Sheriff Everett Sesker; and Judge Shaem C. P. Spencer.
Visit aacounty.org/fewofthemany to RSVP and for additional event details. Event is free. Registration is required.