2011 Gala

On March 10, 2011, the MBLA held its Annual Gala at the Park Plaza.  U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder served as the keynote speaker. The MBLA also honored former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke with the MBLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Superior Court Justice Barbara A. Dortch-Okara and Dr. David Hall, the President of the University of the Virgin Islands, with the MBLA’s Trailblazer Award.  Supreme Judicial Court Justice Judith Cowin and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz were among the presenters. Over 600 guests attended the Gala.

Senator Edward Brooke Tribute Video
by Calvin Lindsay Jr.

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