Africa-America Institute celebrates African Success at 35th Annual Awards Gala

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell

The Africa-America Institute (AAI) celebrated African success during its 35th Annual Awards Gala held on September 24, 2019 at the American Museum of Natural History.

To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first Africans brought to the U.S. from Angola in 1619, AAI bestowed the New York Times Magazine with its Excellence in Journalism Award for their groundbreaking, “1619 Project”. 

The Africa-America Institute also honored the Republic of Angola with the National Achievement Award, in recognition of the country’s peaceful transition and reform agenda; the critically-acclaimed film, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and AAI Alumni Mrs. Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta

AAI’s 35th Annual Awards Gala was hosted by Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer of Endeavor.

Proceeds from the event will fund programs and initiatives under AAI’s two strategic pillars: Africa Illuminated and Pathways to Livelihood.