On June 17, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter Arts Committee attended the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards, and what an extraordinary evening it was! Heavy hitters such as actors Loretta Divine, Richard Roundtree, Kimberly Elise, Margaret Avery, and Wendy Raquel Robinson were among many featured in attendance.
Hosted by the lovely and talented Loni Love the event showcased the talented acts of young artists performing Westside Story of the Amazing Grace Conservatory founded by Wendy Raquel Robinson. Lillias White, who once performed Dreamgirls on Broadway received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Trailblazer Award went to none other than Viola Davis, the first African-American actress to win both a Tony and an Emmy award.
Author: Michelle Watson, SLO Member
Sources cited: Webb J., Oldham D. (2019 June 17) Black Theatre. Retrieved from 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards program. Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP.