The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses recognized the contributions of African Americans that have made substantial contributions in the arts at the Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts. This year’s honorees are renowned award-winning filmmaker and actor Spike Lee, GRAMMY award-winning gospel artist, Yolanda Adams and emerging soprano Simone Paulwell, the event will be hosted by actress Tichina Arnold.
During the Celebration of Leadership Spike Lee was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his innovative contributions to the arts. Yolanda Adams received the Lifetime Achievement Award in social justice, and Simone Paulwell received the Trendsetter Award for her rising career in the fine arts. (Media Advisor, CBCF ALC17)