Higginbotham Leadership Awards

Join us for an evening to celebrate the fight for racial justice, voting rights, and economic equality.

Virtual Gala

Making the Promises of Democracy Real

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET

Keith Ellison
Stacey Plaskett
Kevin Warren
Renee Montgomery
Soledad O'Brien
Laura Coates
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

Why Attend

Higginbotham Leadership Awards

Democracy promises the free and full participation in civic life for all. The Higginbotham Awards Gala is about celebrating those who strive to uphold the promises of democracy through their leadership in our communities and workplaces. Join the Lawyers’ Committee to celebrate the accomplishments in the fight for racial justice, voting rights, and economic equality and help fuel the work towards true freedom for all.

2021 Award Recipients

Hon. Stacey Plaskett

U.S. Representative Virgin Islands

Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award

Hon. Keith Ellison

Minnesota Attorney General

Legacy of Justice Award

2021 Higginbotham Award Recipient

Brian Moynihan

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Bank of America

Brian Moynihan leads a team of more than 200,000 employees dedicated to making financial lives better for people, companies of every size, and institutional investors across the United States and around the world.

Kevin Warren

Commissioner, Big Ten Conference

Racial Justice Trailblazer Award

Renee Montgomery

Two-Time WNBA Champion, Vice President and Part-owner, Atlanta Dream

Beacon of Justice Award

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Fight for Justice and Equal Opportunity

About Us

The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.


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