2010 Lions & Legends

Written by MWUL   // October 4, 2011   // Comments Off


Leaders in business, community and civil rights were honored for their tireless commitment to Delaware on Thursday night in Wilmington.

They were recognized during the fourth annual Lions and Legends event held by the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. Hundreds, including local and state politicians, business leaders and community organizers, attended the event at the Center on the Riverfront. The theme was “Voice of Equity.”

“We recognize and applaud the efforts of those in our community who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others,” said Urban League President Deborah T. Wilson.

The dinner honored the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and awards were named for notable African-American leaders. Marvin Schoenhals and Lillian Lowery received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award for contributions in business, industry and government.

Sylvia Banks won the James H. Gilliam Sr. Chairman’s Award for outstanding leadership in civil rights. Joshua and Cynthia Martin received the James H. Gilliam Jr. Humanitarian Award for making significant contributions to support the community.

Bebe Coker won the Littleton P. Mitchell Community Services Award for being a New Castle County resident working as a volunteer in community activities and programs, and being a role model. Lastly, Reeda Riggins won the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Next Generation Leadership Award for being a Delawarean between 21-45 who has shown great promise for service and leadership.

Contact Ira Porter at 324-2890 or iporter@delawareonline.com.

//originally posted on www.delawareonline.com May 20, 2011

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