More than 100 people gathered at the City Hall Rotunda on Feb. 23 to celebrate 20 African-American men who were recognized for their leadership and positive contribution to the city. Those who were honored are playing a significant role in shaping past, present and future generations of Milwaukee, according to organizers.
The 20 honorees included “Dr.” Lester Carter, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Other honorees were: Victor Barnett, Clayborn Benson III, Ajamou Butler, Montreal Cain, Khalil Coleman, John Daniels III, Tracey Dent, Muhibb Dyer, Andre Lee Ellis, Jason Fields, Ashanti Hamilton, Kalan Haywood II, Albert Holmes, Jutiki Jackson, Joshua Johnson, William Muhammad, Kwabena Nixon, Supreme Moore Omokunde and Jamaal E. Smith.
The event offered food and refreshments, a photo booth, live entertainment by Nefertari African Dance Company and a performance of the black national anthem by Montreal Cain.