The Thurgood Marshall Award is given in honor of the first African American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall epitomized individual commitment, in word and action, to civil rights. Each year, the BLSA recognizes an outstanding person in law, education or politics who exemplifies Marshall’s dedication to improving society through the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties and human rights.
White, a civil rights activist and educator, has participated in and held leadership roles for many organizations, including the New Haven Federation of Teachers.
Stacy Renae Lynch, an alumna of the Quinnipiac School of Law, was the BLSA’s Community Service Award recipient. Lynch, an attorney and entrepreneur, is the owner of an entertainment law firm located in Manhattan.