City Social Magazine

MAY-JUN 2016

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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19 living legends honored at 2016 Pillar awards ceremony Fourteen individuals and one group were honored as Louisiana living legends who have made great strides in the areas of civil and human rights by the Southern University Law Center Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild in the recent 2016 Pillar Awards Ceremony. Officers and members of the Southern University Law Center's National Lawyers Guild, who conducted the 2016 Pillar Awards are Raymond Wilkes, vice president; Ryan Thompson; Karen Moore; Ada Goodly, president; Genevieve Steel; Gilbert Bayonne; Qadraex J.White; and Rufus Williams. Other NLG presenters not pictured are Kyrus Adams, Walter Brown, Ariel Harris, D'Juan Mansfield, Krystal Williams, and Nicole Whigham. Pillar Award recipient Johnnie Jones, Etta K. Hearne, Pillar Award recipient Robert Williams, and Alfreda Tillman Bester (seated); and Gayle Horne Ray, Judge Pamela Taylor- Johnson, and Pillar Award recipient Ernest L. Johnson (standing). Griot Award recipient Keith Beauchamp and his parents Mr. Edgar and Mrs. Ceola Beauchamp. Rufus Williams, Jurist Award recipient SULC Professor Stanley Halpin, and Genevieve Steele. Donna Badon, Gwen West, Gatekeeper Award recipient Rachel L. Emanuel, Michelle McCalope, and Carla Ball. Raymond Wilkes, Pillar Award recipient SULC Interim Chancellor John K. Pierre, and Ada Goodly. D'Juan Mansfield, Statesman Award recipient Sharon Weston Broom, and Gilbert Bayonne Nicole Whigham, Pillar Award recipient Johnnie Jones, and Kyrus Adams. From left: Rufus Williams, Pillar Award recipient Alvin R. Washington, and Goodly. Pillar Award recipient Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden, Ada Goodly, Pillar Award recipient Judge Janice G. Clark, Gilbert Bayonne, and Pillar Award recipient Arthur R. Thomas. From left: Gilbert Bayonne, Pillar Award recipient Arthur R. Thomas, and Ada Goodly. From left: SBA President Patrick Harrington; Evening Division President Courtney Harris; and Pillar Award recipient Interim Chancellor John K. Pierre.

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