Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D.
Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., is the president and chief executive officer for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF). The CBCF Board of Directors named Dr. Scott to the position in February 2007 after she had served as interim president for six months. She joined the staff in 2005 as vice president for research and programs.
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."