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Bostons Scenes 12-26-19: Living Legends Gala

The sold out Living Legends Gala, a fundraising event to support the Museum of African American History, was held Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. “Black-ish” star, Anthony Anderson returned as host to honor women making history. Four-time Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding and Oscar winner for costume design, Ruth E. Carter, both received the coveted, historic silver cup. Co-chairs, Mark C. Touhey of Liberty Mutual and Paul Francisco of State Street Corporation, led the efforts that contributed to the gala raising a record-breaking [close to] $500k for the Museum. Anderson had the audience laughing during the program as he roamed the room to take selfies with attendees while shaking their African instruments. About 350 sponsors, supporters, young and old, multi-cultured and well-heeled attended the Gala that featured a JOSH Wine Reception, a live auction, a dinner reception featuring Afro-Caribbean cuisine and live entertainment. The evening was not only entertaining, it was educational highlighting the Museum’s history.

For more information contact Event Producer, AJ Williams at AJ Events 617-267-2244.

Anthony Anderson, AJ Williams, Esperanza Spaulding, Joe Carr. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Commissioner William Gross, Sylvia Stevens-Edouard, Chelinde Edouard. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Couple at the Living Legends Gala. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Anthony Anderson Presents co-chairs Collection Box. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Guests enjoying the presentation. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Paul Francisco and Collette Phillips with Commissioner Gross (far right) and gala guests. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Anthony Anderson with co-chairs. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Ruth Carter with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Anthony Anderson with Sr. Execs. from Liberty Mutual and their wives. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD
Anthony Anderson rallies the crowd. PHOTO: MICHAEL BLANCHARD