– Rep. Maxine Waters accepts the NAACP Legacy Hall of Fame Award from Rick Callender (Courtesy photo)

The California Hawaii State Conference NAACP hosted its 10th Annual Legacy Hall of Fame Ceremony at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles on June 25, honoring Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

The Legacy Hall of Fame allows the CA/HI NAACP to honor outstanding community leaders who have fought tirelessly to advance the civil rights movement and creates funding for local unit capacity building, youth leadership programs and NextGen Leadership programs and initiatives.

This year’s ceremony brought together NAACP members, corporate partners, supporters and future leaders of the Youth &College Division.

“When we have people who are warriors in furthering the principles of the NAACP for their entire career, it’s incumbent we recognize and applaud them,” said Rick Callender, president of the CA/HI NAACP. “When the NAACP is workingalongside elected warriors, we are a force to be reckoned with.”

Many NAACP members came out to the gala held at CAAM in Exposition Park. (Courtesy photo)

The CA/HI NAACP is currently in negotiations to have their Legacy Hall of Fame awardees curated into a display andplaced into several statewide museums in the coming year.