Philadelphia Legacies (PL) has embarked on its sixth year. Each year we have exceeded our expectations, and it has become clear that we will be an important annual celebration for years to come.
PL highlights those Philadelphians who have made major contributions to our city by creating beautiful portraits commissioned to outstanding local artists, presents awards to unsung heroes working in our communities, run historic tours through Philadelphia neighborhoods, and raise money for nonprofits in Philadelphia which combat poverty. We also hold networking meetings so that those supporting Philadelphia Legacies can benefit from each other’s resources and wisdom.
2021 marks our sixth year.
* * * 2021 PORTRAIT AWARD WINNERS * * *
This year our portrait award winners truly made historical marks by helping us understand with more clarity who we are,
our relationship to the world, and where we fit into its history:
DR. MOLEFI ASANTE • EMMA CHAPELLE • JANNIE BLACKWELL • JAMES SPADY •
SAM STATEN, SR.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
YOUNG PERSON-TO-WATCH AWARD
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS:
Odunde’s Oshunbunmi Fernandez, Community Developer and AHARI - A Home Is A Right's Founder Stephanie Booker, Award-winning Activist and Spoken Word Artist Ivy Staten-Minor, Beauty Industry Leader and Small Business Advocate Ann Turner, and North Philadelphia Community Advocate Danita Bates.
Community Leadership Awardees also receive donations to their chosen non-profit and/or cause.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals, continue to share our great Philadelphia legacies, and support non-profits combating poverty.