AFRICA RISING: Leon Sullivan Foundation Ninth Summit

WASHINGTON DC – Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Henry Louis Gates and T.J Holmes did not fail to acknowledge the outstanding organizational attributes of the ninth Leon Sullivan foundation held at world acclaimed Kennedy center for the performing arts in Washington DC.

Special recognition awardee Winston Duncan, the 14 year old founder of “Wheels for Africa” drew a standing ovation for his charity work which he established at the age of 11.

Dr.Henry Louis Gates, the Harvard University Professor that made headlines recently during the infamous arrest saga was also a special award honouree. He spoke extensively about the science of Genetics-DNA as he emphasised the importance of encouraging education amongst black children in America.

Mia Farrow actress, activist and United Nations Goodwill ambassador was honoured and recognized for her tremendous and consistent efforts at alleviating the struggles of Children in war torn African countries. 

Photos by Tosan Aduayi and Damilola Odetola for Trendy Africa. Trendy Africa is a Multi Media Production Company based in Texas and are Publishers of Trendy Africa Magazine, Trendy Africa Fashion Xtra and

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