The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association celebrated Black History Month with a luncheon at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
The association’s theme this year was “Continuing the Legacy through Educational Empowerment.” The luncheon spoke to the theme with the involvement of local high school students, awards to African-American law students, and guest speaker former Gov. Charlie Crist.
With its signature event, FMCBA awarded Florida bar examination course preparation scholarships to six third-year, African-American law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence.
The scholarship luncheon is named for the first African-American attorney in Palm Beach County and civil rights pioneer, William H. Holland.
Crist, former governor of Florida and former Florida Education Commissioner, congratulated the scholarship recipients and encouraged the audience to continue to support future generations.
Tania Rogers, anchor and reporter for WPTV in West Palm Beach served as mistress of ceremonies.
For more information regarding the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, visit www.cunninghambar.org.