In our ongoing commitment to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, KCET and Union Bank honor local heroes of the African American community for their dedication and commitment to enrich the lives of others. View 2015 nominees

Honorees 2015

Local Hero: Dr. Ludlow B. Creary

"A quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which has aided in guiding my life's work has been 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands at times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy'." 

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Local Hero: Robin Petgrave

"I have a firm belief that because the kids are introduced to aviation at such a young age, they look at things completely differently . . . It will give them opportunities they never had and it will allow them to do
anything."

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Past Heroes
2014 Black History Month Awards

2014 Black History Month Awards

Local Hero: Angeles Echols-Brown

Local Hero: Angeles Echols-Brown

Local Hero: Dr. Richard Allen Williams

Local Hero: Dr. Richard Allen Williams

Local Hero: Dr. Samella Lewis

Local Hero: Dr. Samella Lewis

Local Hero: Shirlee Smith

Local Hero: Shirlee Smith

Local Heroes: Ruett and Rhonda Foster

Local Heroes: Ruett and Rhonda Foster

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