Event Details

Please join the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) for its 9th annual Avoice Heritage Celebration entitled, "Black Veterans on the Front Lines of History" in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

The CBCF’s Avoice Heritage Celebration will pay homage to leaders, organizations, and elected officials who have either served in the military or have demonstrated support and commitment to advancing the rights and benefits of black veterans.

The evening also serves as a fundraiser for the Avoice Virtual Library Project, an online repository that captures the legislative and political achievements of African Americans in Congress, and provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals like you, who make humanitarian contributions to our society. Learn more at www.avoiceonline.org.

The 2018 Avoice Heritage Honorees are:

  • General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired)
    • General Colin L. Powell will receive the Distinguished Pioneer in the U.S. Military and National Security Award for his profile and accomplishments as a historic trailblazer for Black Veterans.
  • Ginger Miller, Petty Officer Third Class
    • Ginger Miller will receive the Distinguished Veterans' Rights Activist Award for her efforts to expose the public and advocate for veterans in need.
  • Mrs. Millie Dunn Veasey, Staff Sargeant (Retired)
    • Mrs. Millie Dunn Veasey will receive the Distinguished Veteran: A Living Hero Award for her service as a Staff Sargent and Civil Rights Pioneer.

Schedule of Program

6:00 p.m. Doors Open and reception begins

6:30 p.m. Reception ends

6:35 p.m. Program begins

6:45 p.m. Award ceremony begins

7:25 p.m. Talkback session with Honorees

8:30 p.m. Program ends

The event and building are wheelchair accessible.

Limited individual ticket availability.