The 14th annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts was held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The program was part of fundraising/scholarship activities of the CBCF's 40th annual Legislative Conference. More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the four-day conference.
"The increase in scholarship applications indicates the importance of the arts programs in schools," CBCF Board Chairman and former teacher Rep. Donald M. Payne, D-N.J., said in a statement. "The Foundation and the (the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses) recognize that students should have a full realm of academic challenges as well as opportunities to explore the fine arts."