Africa-America Institute Set to Honor Angola, New York Times Magazine, and Netflix Film During 35th Annual Awards Gala

25 September 2019


The Boy Angola

NEW YORK, New York – The Africa-America Institute (AAI) will celebrate African success during its 35th Annual Awards Gala on September 24, 2019. The highly anticipated event will take place at the American Museum of Natural History, a cultural hallmark of New York City’s Upper West Side.

To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first Africans brought to the U.S. from Angola in 1619, AAI will bestow the New York Times Magazine with its Excellence in Journalism Award for their groundbreaking, “1619 Project”. AAI will also honor the Republic of Angola with the National Achievement Award, in recognition of the country’s peaceful transition and reform agenda.

The Africa-America Institute also plans to honor the critically-acclaimed film by Netflix, BBC Films, Participant Media and BFI, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, with the Africa Illuminated Leadership in Arts & Culture Award, to be accepted by author William Kamkwamba. Read the full article on The Skanner here