Meet the 2014 Honorees

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  • Aretha Franklin
  • Berry Gordy – Entrepreneur Award
  • Ice Cube
  • Carrie Mae Weems
  • Kenneth Chenault

Berry Gordy – Entrepreneur Award

Berry Gordy, cultural icon and founder of Motown Records has made unparalleled contributions to music and American history. He is responsible for acts such as Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5 and Diana Ross and the Supremes. His musical legacy was instrumental in his signees shattering racial barriers with their music that boasted mass appeal and introduced the world to the "Motown Sound." Successful in every venture he has chosen to embark on, Gordy is also a filmmaker, songwriter and civil rights activist. 

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