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Two Rivers Gala
Tougaloo Honors

      Saluting
Greatness

Honorees 

THE HONORABLE WILLIAM THAD COCHRANTHE HONORABLE WILLIAM THAD COCHRAN
United States Senator for Mississippi

THE HONORABLE BENNIE G. THOMPSONTHE HONORABLE BENNIE G. THOMPSON
United States Representative
Mississippi 2nd Congressional District

RAYMOND “RAY” EDWIN MABUS, JR.THE HONORABLE RAYMOND “RAY” EDWIN MABUS, JR.
Former Secretary, United States Navy
Former Governor, State of Mississippi

THE HONORABLE BENNIE G. THOMPSONTHE HONORABLE WILLIAM F. WINTER, ESQUIRE
Special Counsel, Jones Walker LLP
Former Governor, State of Mississippi

CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY, ESQUIRETHE HONORABLE CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY, ESQUIRE
Civil Rights Activist and Attorney

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Saluting Greatness in 2017

Over the past four years, Tougaloo College has hosted its signature Two Rivers Gala | Tougaloo Honors. The premier event recognizes visionary and courageous individuals who through their life’s work have made transforming contributions to society. The inaugural gala paid homage to civil rights icons and served as a precursor to the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. In a subsequent year, we celebrated the contributions of prominent women whose lives epitomize the very definition of “intrepid,” resolutely courageous, fearless, and bold, who have made indelible marks in their professions and society. Last year, we honored Mississippi icons who reached the pinnacles of success in their chosen careers in the areas of education, social activism, entrepreneurship, creative genius, journalism and sports. In 2017, the tradition continues!

The 2017 Two Rivers Gala | Tougaloo Honors, will pay honor to native Mississippians whose public service, professional achievements, and relentless call to action have changed the course of history in the state and nation. These statesmen and stateswoman, in their respective positions, have demonstrated the breadth of their experience and the strength of their leadership. They have likewise exemplified vision, courage, determination, and commitment to advancing democratic values and ideals for building a more just and equitable society. The honorees are individuals who have championed causes to improve human conditions, sponsored game-changing legislation to protect the human rights of all people, advocated policy change for the common good and, above all, represented the highest caliber of public service and statesmanship in the state and nation.

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Event Date: 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
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