BALTIMORE — Baltimore City NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston was among the honorees of the 1st Annual Black History Celebration – Salutes Black History Heroes sponsored by Maryland Live! Casino and the Maryland/Washington Minority Companies Association on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 held at the Ram’s Head Center Stage at the casino.
The casino celebrated Black History Month by honoring African American leaders from across the state including President Hill-Aston for their significant contributions to the community and the citizens they represent and serve. There were 22 honorees from various civil rights, business, government and non-profit organizations celebrated at this stellar event. The popular Chuck Brown Band entertained the gathering and Washington-Baltimore media personality Carroll “Mr. C” Hynson, Jr. served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Maryland Live! Casino is the State of Maryland’s largest and highest-grossing casino, employing approximately 3,000 people and producing over $1 Million per day in tax revenue to the state, which supports Maryland’s K-12 public education, the thoroughbred racing industry, Park Heights Renaissance and minority business economic development among other things.
“I was humbled to be among those chosen by Maryland Live to be honored for our work in the community,” said Hill-Aston. “I don’t do the work I do for the NAACP and he people of Baltimore to be given awards, but it feels special to have that work recognized by the community”