The CBU Black Student Association and the CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present the Third Annual Trailblazers of Memphis Awards on Tuesday, February 21 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center. The annual awards program is a joint effort held during Black History Month to help celebrate and honor Memphis natives and migrants who have fought to blaze trails of glory here in the city year after year. The award was founded by former Black Student Association President and CBU Class of 2016 graduate Jonathan Mosley.
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony will start at 6:00; light refreshments will be served. RSVP at Eventbrite.
This year we honor:
Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell
American musician, songwriter, and producer/owner at Royal Studios. Best known for working with Al Green, Anthony Hamilton, Lamont Dozier, John Mayer and more!
First Woman to have the distinction of capturing a major party nomination for Shelby Co. Mayor and more! (2014)
Ed Stanton III
Nominated by Obama as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee and more! (2010)
Pastor Jacquette-Bonita T. Gatewood
One of the first African American women to graduate from CBU '75 and more!
1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist, and more!
Reception begins at 5:30 / Ceremony at 6:00
Cocktail Attire / Black Tie Optional
Light refreshments will be served.