FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016— The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will host the seventh annual Avoice Heritage Celebration. The celebration features a reception and program honoring the Congressional Black Caucus members who served in 1976, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the CBCF, and commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Avoice virtual library project. All proceeds from the event support the foundation’s Avoice virtual library project, www.avoiceonline.org, which chronicles African-American legislative history and provides educational materials for the public.
Representatives of the media must submit a request for credentials. The deadline to apply for media credentials is February 18, 2016 at 4 p.m. Space is limited.
The Avoice Heritage Award will be presented to: Rep. Yvonne B. Burke; Rep. Ronald Dellums; Rep. John Conyers, Jr.; Rep. Charles B. Rangel; Rep. Harold Ford. Sr.; Rep. William Clay, Sr.; and Ambassador Andrew Young.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00 p.m. (Opening reception and media opportunities)
7:00 p.m. (Program begins)
The Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated, established in 1976, is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute intended to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas.