The largest black legislative caucus in the country recently hosted its annual “Heritage Dinner” where the political body paid homage to excellence in the fields of television, movies and entertainment.
Actor Chris Tucker and television personality Cynne Simpson hosted the august soiree inside the Thomas Murphy Ballroom at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Theater legend Kenny Leon, producer Will Packer (Think Like a Man, No Good Deed, Ride Along), Steve Allen, Brenda Singletary, Andre Thompson, Gilbert Young, Millie Jackson, Dottie Peoples, Tony Terry and the SOS Band were among the honorees.
Late, legendary performers James Brown, Otis Redding and Ray Charles were honored posthumously and Charles’ daughter Sheila Ray Charles performed for her father.
Take a look at the photographic highlights from the event:
Photos: Terry Shropshire