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Salute to The HistoryMakers (Los Angeles 2004)


On November 18, 2004 The HistoryMakers hosted The Los Angeles Salute to The HistoryMakers at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

 The Los Angeles Salute to The HistoryMakers was part of a series of events in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles where HistoryMakers were honored and presented with The HistoryMakers award.

The Los Angeles Salute to The HistoryMakers featured speeches by Master of Ceremonies Chris Schauble, Co-anchor of Today in LA; Floyd Pitts, Senior Director of Diversity Programs for Hilton Hotels Corporation; Denny Fitzpatrick, General Manager of The Beverly Hilton; Michael Dill, McDonald's Corporation; Reuben Cannon, Producer & Casting Director; Bernard Kinsey, President of KBK Enterprises; May Levine, Discover Financial Services; Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director of The HistoryMakers; and Stan Lathan, Director & Producer. Between the speeches, a performance was given by the Everett Greene Trio, and montages of interview segments from the HistoryMakers were played. 

Honored HistoryMakers

  • James Avery
  • Dr. Keith Black
  • Napoleon Brandford III
  • Bernice Baynes Brown
  • Reuben Cannon
  • Mayme Clayton
  • Dr. Price Cobbs
  • Kim Fields
  • Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry
  • Dr. Nathan Hare
  • Julia Hare
  • Shirley Jones
  • Maulana Karenga
  • Bernard Kinsey
  • Stan Lathan
  • William Lester
  • John Levy
  • Richard Love
  • Fayard Nicholas
  • Willy T. Ribbs
  • Marcus O. Tucker
  • Honorable Maxine Waters
  • Reginald Webb
  • Lillie Mae Wesley

Title Sponsor

Hilton Hotels Corporation


McDonald's CorporationDiscover Financial Services

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Clarence Avant
  • Reuben Cannon
  • Will Griffin
  • Bernard Kinsey
  • Stan Lathan

Benefit Committee

  • Chere Lott
  • Paul Garnes
  • Jeri Good
  • Fritz Goode
  • Julieanna Richardson
  • Karyn Taylor
  • Mary Williams
  • Beneca Wilson

Date and Time

Thursday, November 18, 2004


The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
United States