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CBCF Statement on the Passing of Civil Rights Heroine Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced the honorees for the Phoenix Awards Dinner, the culminating event of the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, Rev. Dr. William Barber, II; Civil Rights attorney and activist, Fred Gray; civil rights pioneers, Juanita Abernathy and Amelia Boynton Robinson; and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated will be presented with the Phoenix Award at the black-tie dinner, 6 p.m., Sept. 19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

"The honorees this year embody the spirit of sacrifice, service and leadership to our country and underserved communities," says A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the CBCF. "Each has worked tirelessly to advance equal rights and protections for African Americans."

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