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Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award
Dr. Winston C. Doby
Community Coalition Award
John W. Mack Legacy Award
Corporate Partner Award
Lonnie G. Bunch III
Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Under Bunch’s leadership, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened seven exhibitions in its gallery located in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, including “Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection.” In addition, the museum’s traveling exhibition, “Changing America,” will be exhibited at 50 venues across the country through 2018. Bunch also established the program “Save Our African American Treasures” featuring daylong workshops where participants work with conservation specialists and historians to learn to identify and preserve items of historical value.
Co-Anchor ABC7 Morning Show and Eyewitness News This Morning
Leslie Sykes is co-anchor of the ABC7 Morning Show from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., and ABC7 Eyewitness News at 11 a.m. She joined ABC7 in 1994.