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FOUNDER’S WEEK

“A CANDLE IN THE DARK” GALA

President Wilson greets “A Candle in the Dark” Gala guests.

Ambassador Andrew Young and Candle honoree John Lewis

2016 BENNIE AND CANDLE AWARD HONOREES

Rufus H. Rivers ’86, managing partner, RLJ Equity Partners, Bennie in Achievement Richard Roundtree, Golden Globe-nominated and pioneering actor, Candle for Lifetime Achievement in Arts and Entertainment

Robert E. Steele ’65, former executive director, David Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, Bennie in Service

John Lewis, U.S. Congressman, Georgia’s 5th District, civil rights icon, Candle for Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights and Public Service

Joseph L. Press III ’84, senior division sales manager, Ethicon US, LLC, Bennie in Leadership Christopher P. Reynolds, managing officer, general counsel and chief legal officer, Toyota Motor

Corporation, Candle in Business and Law Also pictured (center) are Gala Mistress of Ceremonies Khandi Alexander, President John Silvanus Wilson ‘79 and First Lady Carol Espy-Wilson WINTER 2017

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Morehouse Magazine Winter 2017