- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan says she hopes the school will raise $1 million at a scholarship gala honoring civil rights activists.

Two Rivers Gala/Tougaloo Honors takes place May 31 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Tougaloo is a private, historically black college in Jackson.

The gala will honor six people with Light of Justice awards. Those still living are Jackson attorney Isaac Byrd; actors and philanthropists Timothy L. Reed and Daphne Maxwell Reid; and Jackson businessman LeRoy Walker Jr.

Two people will be honored posthumously. They are the Rev. Charles A. Baldwin II, who was Brown University chaplain from 1958 to 1990 and acting president of Tougaloo from 1987 to 1988; and Ruth M. Batson of Boston, who was president of the New England Regional Conference of the NAACP.

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