D.C. Living Legends Grand Reception Raises Money For Scholarships By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
Ambassador Andrew Young speaks to the audience.
Maynard Jackson III and Wendy E. Jackson discuss the legacy of Maynard Jackson ’56.
THE LIVING LEGENDS GRAND RECEPTION, presented by the Morehouse College National Alumni Association on Sept. 23, 2016, in Washington, D.C., brought together alumni, friends of the College and a range of luminaries for an elegant evening to benefit the Morehouse College General Scholarship Fund. Dr. Byron “B.K.” Edmund ’86 said the amount of money had not been determined by press time, but he was more than pleased that nearly 600 people attended the first-time gala. Dr. Corey Hebert ’92, a CBS medical correspondent, served as master of ceremonies. “It went very, very well,” Edmund said. “One of our goals was to have an event where we had the administration, board of trustees, faculty and alumni all working together for students.” “Living Legends” were recognized for their work. They included: Ambassador Andrew Young and Carolyn McClain Young; Henry and Billye Suber Aaron; Congressman Sanford Bishop Jr. ’68; Dr. Louis Sullivan ’54; Dr. David Satcher ’63; Rufus Rivers ’86; Charles M. Reynolds ’58 and Reesa Motley Reynolds; Robert M. Franklin Jr. ’75; Eddie Glaude ’89; John K. Haynes ’64; Martin Luther King III ’79; Michael Lomax ’68; C.D. Moody ’78; The Rev. Otis Moss Jr. ’56 and Calvin Mackie ’90. Also recognized were a group of “rising legends,” including: • Ebbon A. Allen ’00, academic counselor • David Anthony, entrepreneur • Christopher Campbell ’06, millennial involvement • Dazon Dixon Diallo, founder/president, SisterLove, Inc. • Tope Folarin ’04, author, Morehouse Rhodes Scholar • Dr. Monte O. Harris ’88, plastic surgeon • Aresius Miller ’09, founder/executive director, Utopian Academy for the Arts • The Rev. Beryl Whipple ’04, pastor, Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Guests were treated to a performance by the Morehouse College Quartet. They also viewed a trailer for the upcoming movie “Maynard” about Maynard Jackson ’56, the first African American mayor of Atlanta. Director Sam Pollard and Jackson’s daughter-in-law and son, Wendy E. Jackson and Maynard Jackson III, discussed the film and Jackson’s legacy. President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. ’79 called the event an example of “A House United,” which is the theme for the College’s 150th anniversary. “The Living Legends Reception is one of the ways the Morehouse community is working to ensure that men have a place to learn, develop and become the leaders this nation needs right now,” he said. n
The Morehouse College Quartet performs at the Grand Reception. WINTER 2017
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