Entertainment has long been the leading source of getting through one day to get to the next. The arts are the muse of life.
Whether performing on Broadway: Lorraine Hansberry, Jennifer Holliday; the playwrights: August Wilson, Ntozake Shange; our filmmakers: Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay; the films: The Color Purple, Baadasssss!, Eve's Bayou; the visual arts: Harriet Powers' Bible quilt, Ealy Mays' Last Train to Chihuahua.
From great musicians: Michael Jackson, Nadira Norjahan; the choreographers and dancers: Philadanco, Fist and Heel Performance Group; entertaining us in sports: Muhammad Ali, Gabrielle Douglas, Mo'ne Davis; the books and authors: Americanah, Alex Haley.
To the chancels that hosts these great cultural works: Anacostia Museum, the Scribe Video Center, we honor creators and visionaries, unsung and sung, who have influenced and continue to inspire and add rich context to the arts.