WILLIAM H. BIGHAM GALLERIES

AWARD RECIPENTS

Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
American Actress and Former Fashion Model
John Singleton
John Singleton
American Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer And Actor

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Magic Johnson
American Retired Professional Basketball Player and Former President of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
2017 GMAAN Black History Month Celebration
2017 GMAAN Black History Month Celebration
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Indiana Black Expo Conference
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Indiana Black Expo Conference
Linda Johnson Rice
Linda Johnson Rice, ComEd Black History Month Celebration
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
Writer-Director, Actor, Producer, Author And Educator
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
Actor, Singer, Comedian, Songwriter, and Producer
Theta Mu Lambda Charitable Foundation
Theta Mu Lambda Charitable Foundation
Mike Epps
Mike Epps
American Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Writer, and Rapper
Morris Chestnut
Morris Chestnut
Actor
St. John AME Church Annual MLK Youth Oratorical Competition
St. John AME Church Annual MLK Youth Oratorical Competition
Willie E. Gary
Willie E. Gary
Attorney, Motivational Speaker and Cable Television Executive
Sydney Poitier
Sydney Poitier
Bahamian-American Actor, Film Director, and Ambassador
Rev. Dr. Cecelia GreenBar
Rev. Dr. Cecelia GreenBar, GMAAN Gala
Joan Collaso
Joan Collaso, Award winning vocalist
GGG Ministries My 2 Sons Scholarship Gala
The Honorable Lauren Underwood
The Honorable Lauren Underwood
Congresswoman, 14th District of Illinois
National Medical Fellowships Conference
National Medical Fellowships Conference
Dr. Maurice Stinnett
Dr. Maurice Stinnett
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, The Brooklyn Nets
Kim
Kim
Recording Artist
National Medical Fellowships Conference
National Medical Fellowships Conference
Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
Actress, Director, and Activist
Danny Glover
Danny Glover
Actor, Film Director, and Activist
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Jesse Jackson: Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister, and Politician
P. Diddy: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Entrepreneur, and Actor
Jay-Z: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Executive, Entrepreneur, and Record Producer
Russel Simmons: Entrepreneur, Record Executive, Writer, and Film Producer
MLK Character Award Recipient
MLK Character Award Recipient
MLK Character Award Recipient
MLK Character Award Recipient
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Actor and Filmmaker
Larry King
Larry King
Television and Radio Host
Tom Barden
Tom Barden
1st African American Las Vegas Casino Owner
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union
Actress, Voice Artist, Activist, Author
Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson
Author, Preacher, and Radio Host
The Chicago Crusader
The Chicago Crusader, 55th Anniversary Gala

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

ADDITIONAL AWARD RECIPENTS

Mayor Richard Irvin
Mayor Richard Irvin
59th Mayor of Aurora, IL


Tracey Edmonds
Tracey Edmonds
Hollywood Producer and Entrepreneur


David L. Cohen
David L. Cohen
Senior Vice President Comcast Corporation

Dorothy Leavell
Dorothy Leavell
Publisher of the Decade Award
National Newspaper Publishers Association
Steve Burd
Steve Burd
Trading Partners Award
Former CEO of Safeway Inc.

Areva Martin
Areva Martin
Esq. Civil Rights Attorney, Autism Advocate, Talk Show Host and Commentator
Dr. Jay Bhatt
Dr. Jay Bhatt
CMO of the American Hospital Association

Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins
Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins
Senator 16th District State of Illinois


Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa
Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa
American Transplant Surgeon


Aletha Maybank
Dr. Aletha Maybank
Chief Health Equity Officer And VP of the American Medical Association (AMA)
William H. Fleming III
Dr. William H. Fleming III
Neurology and Electroneurodiagnostic Medicine

Dr. Anne Klibanski
Dr. Anne Klibanski
Director, Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center

Ernest J. Grant
Dr. Ernest J. Grant
36th President of the American Nurses Association (ANA),

Alexis A. Thompson
Dr. Alexis A. Thompson
Section Chief of Hematology in the Department of Pediatrics

C. Martin Harris
Dr. C. Martin Harris
Associate Vice President of the Health Enterprise

Dr. Robert Higgins
Dr. Robert Higgins
Surgeon-in-Chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Terry Mason
Dr. Terry Mason
Writer and Retired Physician


Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD
Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis (coVip) Team
Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS
Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS
CEO and Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.

Deborah Griffiths, MD, FACEP
Deborah Griffiths, MD, FACEP
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, Emergency Department Physician
Arthur Griffiths, MD, FACEP
Arthur Griffiths, MD, FACEP
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, Emergency Department Physician
Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD
Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Endowed Professor Stanford University School of Medicine
Gary S. May
Gary S. May
Chancellor at University of California at Davis

Dr. Thomas A. Parham
Dr. Thomas A. Parham
President, California State University


Ian Tong, MD
Ian Tong, MD
Chief Medical Officer at Doctor on Demand

Robin L. Washington
Robin L. Washington
Board Member and Strategic Advisor at Alphabet, Inc.

Denise Moore
Denise Moore
Founder/CEO Peoria Innovation Alliance

Charles Matthews
Charles Matthews
President and CEO of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Shannon Andrews
Shannon Andrews
Chicago Chief Procurement Officer


Brien J. Sheahan
Brien J. Sheahan
Chairman and CEO, Department of Energy, Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)
Jamie Rhee
Jamie Rhee
Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation (CPA)

Bruce A. Hauk
Bruce A. Hauk
President, Illinois American Water Company

Michelle Blaise
Michelle Blaise
Senior Vice President, Technical Services ComEd

Dave Bing
Dave Bing
Businessman of the Year Award
The Bing Group

Senator Mattie Hunter
Senator Mattie Hunter
State Senator from Illinois’ 3rd District


Congressman Bobby Rush
Congressman Bobby Rush
U.S. Representative for Illinois's 1st Congressional District, Activist & Pastor
Sheila Oliver
Sheila Oliver
New Jersey Lieutenant Governor

J. Mandela Barnes
J. Mandela Barnes
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

Juliana Stratton
Juliana Stratton
Illinois Lieutenant Lieutenant Governor
Garlin Gilchrist II
Garlin Gilchrist II
Michigan Lieutenant Governor

Donna Brazil
Donna Brazil
Former Chair of the DNC, Political Strategist & Campaign Manager

Shelia Jackson Lee
Shelia Jackson Lee
U.S. Representative for Texas's 18th Congressional District

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Florida's 24th Congressional District


Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
California's 43rd Congressional District


Representative Barbara Lee
Representative Barbara Lee
Act of Courage Award
Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives, California
Chief Robert Marshall
Chief Robert Marshall
Naperville, Illinois Police Department


The Honorable Chief David Anderson
The Honorable Chief David Anderson
Lisle, Illinois Police Department


Stella Obasanjo
Stella Obasanjo
Leadership Award
1st Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Paula S. Peebles
Paula S. Peebles
Lifetime Membership Award
National Action Network

Harriet Mitchel
Harriet Mitchel
Building Bridges Award
President of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Alicia Reece
Alicia Reece
Emerging Leader Award
Vice Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Reginald Weaver
Dr. Reginald "Reg" Weaver
PUSH for Excellence Award
President of National Education Association
Captain Albert Glenn
Captain Albert Glenn
Retired FedEx 777 pilot


Ken Rapier
Ken Rapier
President and Chief Pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Chicago “DODO” Chapter
David Hiller
David Hiller
CEO, McCormick Foundation of Chicago

Jason Mayden
Jason Mayden
President & Owner of Superheroic Corporation

C. David Moody, Jr.
C. David Moody, Jr.
CEO, C. D. Moody Construction Company

Donnell Thompson
Donnell Thompson
Chairman and CEO & Checkerboard Foods, LLC

Mel Farr
Mel Farr
Trailblazer Award
Former NBA Player, The Super Star Foundation, and Businessman
Delegate Salima Marriott
Delegate Salima Marriott
Death Penalty Abolition Award
House of Delegates, District 40, Baltimore City, MD
Stephen Davis
Stephen Davis
Chairman of The Will Group


DuJuan McCoy
DuJuan McCoy
Owner, President & CEO, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLN

Fred D. Parrott, MD
Fred D. Parrott, MD
Founder/Director “REAL MEN COOK” Foundation

Arian Simone
Arian Simone
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author


Jarome Iginia
Jarome Iginia
Pioneer Sports Award
NHL Athlete

Mike Davis
Mike Davis
Coach of the Year Award
Indiana University Men's Basketball Coach
Vonetta Flowers
Vonetta Flowers
Female Athlete of the Year Award
USA Olympic Bobsled Gold Medallist

David Aldridge
David Aldridge
Sports Writer and Reporter


Nichol Whiteman
Nichol Whiteman
CEO of The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron
Baseball Homerun King
Former MLB Right Fielder

Marianna Freeman
Marianna Freeman
Coach of the Year Award
Coach of Syracuse Women's Basketball

Derek Luke
Derek Luke
Life Matters Award
American Actor

Delroy George Lindo
Delroy George Lindo
Actor and Theatre Director


Cathy Hughes
Cathy Hughes
TV One


Louis Gossett
Louis Gossett
Screen Image Award
American Actor

J. Anthony Brown
J. Anthony Brown
Entertainer of the Year Award
Comedian, Actor and Radio Personality

Richard Roundtree
Richard Roundtree
American Actor and Model


Lynn Whitfield
Lynn Whitfield
American Actress


Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs
American Actor and Singer


Honorable Momodou Malcolm Jallow
Honorable Momodou Malcolm Jallow
Global Leadership Award
Member of Parliament - Sweden

Kweisi Mfume
Kweisi Mfume
Lifetime Achievement Award
Politician - MD 7th District

Frankie Beverly
Frankie Beverly
Trubador of Truth
Singer, Songwriter, and Producer

The Ojays
The Ojays
American R&B and Soul Group


Common
Common
Hip-Hop Artist and Actor


Teddy Riley
Teddy Riley
Lifetime Achievement Award
Producer, Songwriter, Singer, and Multi-Instrumentalist
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
American Singer-Songwriter


Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
Woman of Excellence award
Singer and Songwriter

Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill
American Singer-Songwriter and Actor


Della Reese
Della Reese
American Gospel Singer


Minyon Moore
Minyon Moore
American Political Activist and Civil Servant

Charles Williams
Charles Williams
Pioneer Award
Former President of Indiana Black Expo
Minster Louis Farrakhan
Minster Louis Farrakhan
Award of Appreciation
American Minister and Political Activist
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Humanitarian Award
South African Cleric and Human Rights Activist

Michael Pfleger
Father Michael Pfleger
Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Social Activist

Ford
Ford




Toyota
Toyota




Angila Faison
Angila Faison
On Behalf of Andrea Zopp from the Chicago Urban League
Arthur Byrd
Arthur Byrd
Alpha Theta Mu Lambda Chapter

Diane Dinkins Carr
Diane Dinkins Carr
The South Side Community Art Center

The Late Emmett Vaughn
The Late Emmett Vaughn
ComEd/Exelon
George Medellin
George Medellin
Chicago Association of Minority Recruiters
Joe Moore
Joe Moore
Sigma Pi Phi
Lester Coleman
Lester Coleman
Coleman Development Company
Nadia Quarles
Nadia Quarles
The University of Chicago
Sonya Tompkins
Sonya Tompkins
On Behalf of Melody Spann Cooper for WVON 1690AM