3rd Annual Black Legend Awards Ceremony

This stellar Red Carpet event is celebration and acknowledgement of the Black Pioneers of the Silicon Valley, whom are being inducted into the Black Legend Hall of Fame Silicon Valley. The event is providing an opportunity for the community to celebrate the accomplishment and contribution of a selected group of African American in the Silicon Valley. A teaching opportunity to educate the African American youth and the community to understand and appreciate heritage of the African American.

The Black Legend Awards is the fundraising event for the creation and development of the San Jose Black History Museum Silicon Valley, located in San Jose, CA.


THE BLACK LEGENDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

  • Red Carpet Arrival
    • Interviews
    • Photos
  • Pre-Ceremony Reception
    • Heavy Hors d'oeuvres & Entertainment
    • Networking Opportunities
    • No-Host Bar
  • Main Program
    • Presentation of the awards for the 3rd Annual Black Legends Awards
    • Notable Award Presenters
    • Sponsorship acknowledgements
    • Entertainment
  • Post-Ceremony Reception
    • Heavy Hors d'oeuvres & Entertainment
    • Networking Opportunities
    • No-Host Bar
    • Red Carpet Interviews

BLACK LEGEND AWARDS PRESENTED ARE:

  • Alexander-Green Award; News & Documentary
  • Banks-Gage Award; Education
  • Brown-Gross Award; Public Service
  • Clay-Williams Award; Business & Entrepreneur
  • Dean-Greene Award, S.T.E.M.
  • English-Higgins Award; Health & Medicine
  • Hardeman-Sweet Award; Law & Justice
  • Harris-Washington Award; Spiritual
  • Joyner-Stroughter Award; Community Service
  • Piper-Whye Award; Art/Theater/Music
   
BLACK LEGENDS HALL OF FAME | CLASS OF 2018
CategoryAwardName
Art/Theater/MusicPiper-WhyeCarl F. Ray
Business & EntrepreneurClay-WilliamsJohn D. Dumas
Community ServiceJoyner-StroughterInez C. Jackson
Community ServiceJoyner-StroughterJames H. Payne
EducationBanks-GageKeith D. Aytch
EducationBanks-GageWill H. Ector, Jr.
Health & MedicineEnglish-HigginsDr. Oscar Battle, Jr.
Law & JusticeHardeman-SweetDavid W. Epps
Law & JusticeHardeman-SweetJudge Rise J. Pichon
News & DocumentaryAlexander-GreenHenrietta J. Burroughs
Public ServiceBrown-GrossDr. Forrest W. Williams
SpiritualHarris-WashingtonRev. Dr. Louis Jones, Jr.
S.T.E.MDean-GreeneKaren C. Bradford