The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Pennsylvania Room of the York Fairgrounds.
This year's honoree is Julia Hines-Harris, who is being recognized for embodying the theme of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Embrace, educate, encourage, empower and engage the youth.
Hines-Harris served in the York City School District as a teacher, guidance counselor, principal and assistant superintendent for 38 years before retiring.
The keynote speaker for the event, Dominic Carter, is working as a political commentator at RNN-TV for the 2012 presidential race.
During his 25-year career in the television news industry, Carter has moderated debates with Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has interviewed former President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Caroline Kennedy, Donald Trump and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.
This year Carter released a book on his life, “No Momma's Boy,” about his struggle to overcome his mother's mental illness while growing up in a Bronx housing project.
Tickets for the event are $65 and may be purchased by calling 577-4436 by Wednesday.
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