Wednesday, October 23, 2013

HE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM presented the dePizan Honors Awards to 3 history making women for their outstanding achievements.

Jan DuPlain, PR exec and coordinator of event with former Marian Anderson Museum Curator Phyllis Sims who exhibited photo of Marian Anderson with David RockefellerSol Hurok and baseball legend, Jackie Robinson at the silent Auction/Reception.

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (honorary Co Chair), Phyllis Sims and mezzo soprano Denyce Graves, recipient of the Marian Anderson Living Legend Award.
Lynda Bird Johnson Robb with her husband Virginia Senator Charles Robb 

Phylicia Rashad, actress and recipient of the Lena Horne Living Legend Award and Joan Bradley Wages, President/CEO, National Women's History Museum

Phyllis Sims flanked by Deryl and Cheryl McKissack of McKissack & McKissack, board member,and sponsor.  Also, the oldest AA female/minority owned architectual firm in America with office sites in Philadelphia, New York, Alabama and Tennesee to name a few.

HE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM presented the dePizan Honors Awards to 3 history making women for their outstanding achievements. 

 DETAILS:  Other recipients were Ken Burns who accepted via video and Dr. Etta Pisano, MD who received the Dr. Helen Taussig Living Legacy Award for her achievements in the field of medicine. Previous recipients were Dr. Maya Angelou, Annie Liebovitz, Cathy Hughes and former US Senator and past president of the Red Cross,  Elizabeth Hanford Dole (event Chair)
The DePizan awards were named after Christine de Pizan, a French author who first penned a book documenting the achievements of Western women's history in 1405. An amazing evening on the Arena Stage in the Mead Center for American Theater added colorful flavor with the comedic duo of FRANGELA who served as emcees.


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