The Trumpet Awards Foundation will host a love breakfast for Congressman John L. Lewis (D-GA) in celebration of his 80th Birthday on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center (100 CNN Center NW, Atlanta) in the Grand Ballroom in the heart of the Congressman’s fifth district.

Xernona Clayton, the founder of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, and Ambassador Andrew Young are co-chairs for the breakfast while comedian Chris Tucker has confirmed his participation along with Lewis’ fellow members of Congress.

Tickets cost $80 for individual seats and $1,200 for a table of 10 and may be purchased by credit card at and by check to: Trumpet Awards Foundation, 101 Marietta St. NW Suite 1010, Atlanta, GA 30303


Congressman John Lewis 80th Birthday Event Committee

  • Co-Chairs Xernona Clayton and Ambassador Andrew Young
  • Councilmember Andrea Boone
  • Eddie Bridgeman
  • Jan Prisby Bryson
  • Benda Cornelius
  • Atlanta Councilmember Andre Dickens
  • Ronnie Glover
  • Natha S. Harris
  • Denise Hales Harrod
  • Tharon Johnson
  • Diane Powell Larche
  • Councilmember Marci Collier Overstreet
  • Mary Parker
  • Na’eema Rashad
  • Dr. April Ripley
  • Dr. Marjuanita Ripley
  • Wanda G. Thomas
In this Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses for a photograph under a quote of his that is displayed in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn. Lewis announced Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, that he has stage IV pancreatic cancer, vowing he will stay in office and fight the disease with the tenacity which he fought racial discrimination and other inequalities since the civil rights era. (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey, File)

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