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Salute to The HistoryMakers (Washington, D.C. 2004)


On Friday, April 30, 2004, over 100 HistoryMakers, their guests and others attended The Washington, D.C. Salute to The HistoryMakers, held in the International Ballroom of the Washington Hilton. HistoryMaker, well-known lawyer and civic leader Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., served as event chair for the evening.

The Washington, D.C. Salute to The HistoryMakers served as the official launch of The HistoryMakers Washington, D.C./Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, where Amy Billingsley serves as the Regional Coordinator. As with the Chicago Salute, the area HistoryMakers were given The HistoryMakers award, designed by renowned sculptor Preston Jackson. McDonald’s Corporation underwrote the awards.

ABC-7’s Maureen Bunyan and The Washington Times’ Deborah Simmons served as Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening and the Reverend Barbara Williams-Skinner said grace. Throughout the reception and after dinner, video clips of area HistoryMakers were played, and singer Everett Greene and his trio entertained the audience. Julieanna Richardson, Founder & Executive Director of The HistoryMakers, spoke of the importance of preserving oral histories for future generations. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., spoke of his pride in being named a HistoryMaker, and attorney and HistoryMakers board member Antoinette Cook Bush emphasized the importance of preserving this valuable history.

Honored HistoryMakers

  • Russell Adams
  • Kent Amos
  • Carl Anderson
  • Anne Ashmore-Hudson
  • Knowlton Atterbeary
  • Clayton Bates
  • DeLawrence Beard
  • Lillian McLean Beard
  • Keter Betts
  • Amy Billingsley
  • Paul Brock
  • George Brown
  • A'Lelia Bundles
  • Calvin Burnett
  • Peggy Cooper Cafritz
  • James Cheek
  • John Conyers
  • Paul Cooke
  • Ruth Davis
  • Horace Dawson
  • Leonard Dawson
  • Lula Cole Dawson
  • Leola Dellums
  • Jeff Donaldson
  • Frances Murphy Draper
  • David Driskell
  • Ofield Dukes
  • Ramona Edelin
  • Charles Epps
  • Roselyn Epps
  • Richard Fairley
  • Walter Fauntroy
  • Art Fletcher
  • Bernyce Ayesha Fletcher
  • Badi Foster
  • H. Marrell Foushee
  • Dorothy Gilliam
  • Marshall Grigsby
  • Thelma Groomes
  • Julia Woodhouse Harden
  • Leonard Hayes III
  • Raymond Haysbert
  • Dorothy Height
  • Alexis Herman
  • Walter Hill, Jr.
  • Alexine Jackson
  • Charlene Drew Jarvis
  • Harry Johnson
  • Jason Miccolo Johnson
  • Sandra Johnson
  • William Leftwich
  • Walter Leonard
  • Julianne Malveaux
  • Henry Marsh
  • Emmit McHenry
  • Singleton McAllister McHenry
  • Sandye Jean McIntyre
  • Richard McKinney
  • Rufus McKinney
  • Keiffer Mitchell
  • Nannette Kindle Mitchell
  • Pauline Cauthorne Morton
  • Benita Fitzgerald Mosley
  • Frances Murphy II
  • Laura Murphy
  • William H. Murphy, Sr.
  • Samuel Myers
  • John Jacob Oliver
  • Nan Arrington Peete
  • Zina Pierre
  • Ruth Brett Quarles
  • Earl Richardson
  • Frank Ross
  • Ruby Sales
  • Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich
  • Yvonne Seon
  • Hilbert Stanley
  • Lou Stovall
  • William Taylor
  • Carole Henderson Tyson
  • Herb Wilkins
  • Roger Wilkins
  • Barbara Williams-Skinner
  • Armstrong Williams
  • E. Faye Williams

Title Sponsor

Hilton Hotels Corporation


The Washington PostMcDonald's Corporation

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • The Honorable Edward Brooke
  • William H. Edwards, Jr.
  • The Honorable John Lewis
  • Frank and Wendy Raines
  • Mike Roberts
  • The Honorable J.C. Watts

Event Chair

  • Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

Date and Time

Thursday, April 29, 2004


Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
United States