Living Legends Gala 
JOIN US ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2022
Get ready for one of the most anticipated annual events with our returning celebrity host, Anthony Anderson, at the Museum’s Living Legends Gala. On Sunday, December 11, celebrate Boston's unique African American community and experience the compelling stories of the past and present to inspire pride and continue the legacy of equality for all.

Join us for an evening celebrating history and the extraordinary accomplishments of men and women from the 18th and 19th centuries in
New England. The event will honor our 2022 Living Legends —Dr. Beverly Edgehill, M. L. Carr and Bob Rivers.

Enjoy gourmet cuisine, bid on exclusive live auction items, and mingle with Boston's most prominent CEOs, diverse community leaders, and influencers. Your support for the Living Legends Gala signals to all your commitment to highlighting Boston's extraordinary past and its role in creating a more inclusive present and future.


Questions? Contact our event office, AJ Events at 617-267-2244 or email AJ Williams at [email protected]

Gala Co-Chairs
Jamie Hoyte 
Larry Moulter
Date & Time
Sunday, December 11
4:00 PM
Location
Omni Boston Hotel
at the Seaport
450 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Celebrity Host
Every year, the Living Legends Gala features a celebrity host and since 2018, Actor and Producer, Anthony Anderson has graced our stage and filled us with laughter every single year. This year, back by popular demand, he returns as Host so get ready for even more fall-off-your-chair laughs while learning about American history.
2022 LIVING LEGENDS
THE STORY OF THE GARRISON SILVER CUP
In 1833, William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator newspaper, joined blacks in establishing the New England Antislavery Society at the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill. Shortly after that, he made his first trip to England to raise funds for a school for colored youth.

Before he left Boston, Garrison gave a farewell address to the Meeting House. The next evening at the home of George Putnam, Boston's black leaders presented Garrison with a silver cup.
Dr. Beverly Edgehill
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL HEAD ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENt
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
M. L. Carr
FORMER HEAD COACH & GM
BOSTON CELTICS
Bob Rivers
CHAIR & CEO
EASTERN BANK
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TBA 

​​​​4:30 pM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
CO-CHAIR VIP RECEPTION
An invite-only event featuring our Living Legends,
hosted by our co-chairs
PRE-SHOW COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Featuring specialty cocktails and light bites
LIVING LEGENDS PROGRAM
Hosted by Anthony Anderson
Honoring our Living Legends. Featuring an exclusive Live Auction and a passion filled program highlighting American history
THE AFTER PARTY
A Dine-Around Dinner Party featuring live entertainment with electrifying music by Angelena and the Unit, and YOU!
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
An individual ticket includes the most anticipated event of the year. New hotel, new experience, more Living Legends, and the following:
—Cocktail Reception
—Living Legends Program featuring our Living Legends Awards ceremony and our exclusive live auction
—The After Party featuring a Dine-Around Dinner reception with live entertainment.
2021 Gala Photos
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PRESENTING SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 DIAMOND SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PREMIER SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 LIVING LEGENDS AWARDS SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 GOLD SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SILVER SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 BRONZE SPONSORS
 Join us on Sunday, December 11
A SPECIAL EVENT TO BENEFIT
THE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

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