2018 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala moves to downtown location
Feb 2, 2018
The 2018 Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala is moving to a larger venue in downtown Houston to better accommodate guests who want to hear the Rev. Jesse Jackson, this year's scholarship gala keynote speaker.
The gala will be held 6 p.m., Saturday, February 24, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002.
Jackson will speak on this year’s gala theme: “The Politics of.” Now in its 12th year, the HCC Black History Scholarship Gala raises funds for deserving HCC students.
Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Jackson worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960s. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Jackson is a two-time presidential candidate, and has been credited with securing the release of hostages and political prisoners through diplomacy. He was ordained in 1968 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2000.
In addition to Jackson’s speech, other prominent leaders in Houston’s business, education, sports, entertainment and political communities will be recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards and Unstoppable Leadership honors at the scholarship gala.
Tables, tickets and more information are available at hccs.edu/blackhistory.