Thursday, February 11, 2010

Taraji P. Henson to Host Southern California Ford Freedom's Sisters Luncheon



Los Angeles, CA--Thursday, February 10, 2010--Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson will host the Ford Freedom's Sisters luncheon on Thursday, February 25th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The luncheon, which will honor 20 exceptional African American women who have made a difference in Southern California, will be held from 12-2 p.m. As the host and sponsor of the Southern California Freedom's Sisters Luncheon, Ford Motor Company continues to honor African American women who fought for the equality and freedom for all.

This local honoree luncheon and award ceremony is a continuation of the Freedom's Sisters traveling multimedia exhibit, which was launched in 2008 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. A collaborative effort between the Cincinnati Museum Center, Ford Motor Company Fund and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Freedom's Sisters honors 20 extraordinary African American women, from key 19th century historical figures to contemporary leaders, through their stories of courage and commitment.

"Ford Motor Company is thrilled to have Ms. Henson hosting our Los Angeles Freedom's Sisters luncheon", said Pamela Alexander, director, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "A trailblazer in her own right, Taraji is a role model to women of all ages who strive to realize their dream."

"I am honored to join the Ford Motor Company Fund in recognizing the struggles and continuing success of the many remarkable African American women of achievement here in Los Angeles and across the nation, both past and present,” says Henson.

Civil rights icon and one of the 20 women honored in the national exhibit, Freedom Sister Myrlie Evers Williams, will deliver the keynote address at the invitation only luncheon.

Read a recap of previous Ford Freedom's Sisters Luncheons HERE.

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