NFT honored individuals that have changed the cultural life of our nation, including Sidney Poitier, Ntozake Shange, Ruby Dee, Alicia Keys, Mayor David Dinkins, Imhotep Gary Byrd, George Faison, Amiri Baraka, Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Elizabeth McCann, Carla Pinza, Terrie Williams and Sylvia Sprinkle Hamlin.
Here's a look at the Gala:
Danny Glover, Colman Domingo, Ruby Dee, Spike Lee, David Dinkins and More at New Federal Theatre Gala
Founded by Woodie King, Jr. in 1970, New Federal Theatre, according to press notes, "has gone on to international acclaim for its bold mission to integrate minorities and women into the mainstream of American theater by training artists for the profession and by presenting plays by minorities and women to integrated, multicultural audiences – plays which evoke the truth through beautiful, artistic recreations of ourselves."