World renowned comedian, author, activist, and actor Dr. Bill Cosby will deliver the keynote address at Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York’s Founders, Visionaries and Alumni Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
The theme for the event is “Sustaining the Vision and Fulfilling the Dream.” The evening begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by the program at 7:00 p.m. in Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225.
Medgar Evers College is dedicated to higher education as a vehicle of transformation. The evening’s honorees, who share that belief, include: Byron Lewis, UniWorld chairman/CEO and communications pioneer and Annabelle Miller, Medgar Evers College alumna and vice president in Sales Management at Macy’s; and Dr. Bill Cosby.
More than four decades ago, visionaries and founders in Central Brooklyn struggled to create an institution that would be committed to guaranteeing higher educational access to the community. Many of those leaders were and have become some of New York City’s and this nation’s most distinguished figures.
Founders include the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Congressman Ed Towns, New York City Councilman Al Vann, Educator Dr. Marcella Maxwell, Civil Rights Activist Elsie Richardson and Judge William Thompson, Sr.