Anthony McCarthy, activist and host of the “Anthony McCarthy Show” on WEAA FM, will honor six civil rights leaders with the Anthony McCarthy Civil Rights Awards at the La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie, Md. on May 10.

According to a news release, McCarthy created the award to honor people who exemplify the principles of equality, justice and service to humanity. This year’s recipients are:

• Tessa Hill-Aston – President of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP

• Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

• Taylor Branch – Pulitzer Prize winning author and noted historian

• Ricardo Martinez – Business leader and Hispanic community advocate

• Dr. Helena Hicks – Civil Rights icon who helped organize the historic 1955 sit-ins in Baltimore

•Archbishop Carl Bean – Presiding prelate of Unity Fellowship Church of Christ

Senator Catherine Pugh will serve as the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies and the awards program will feature several VIP guests and musical presentations., a nonprofit organization, is sponsoring the event. 

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting A portion of the proceeds from the awards event will go to