The Houston Museum of African American Culture recently held its Mission Accomplished Gala at the Citadel on Kirby. The HMAAC Visionary Award was given to former police chief and mayor, Lee P. Brown.

The National Cultural Achievement Award when to world renowned art collectors Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. Two artists, Shawn Artis and Dominic Clay, painted artwork during the gala for auction.

Melanie Lawson hosted the event. In attendance were Dr. Robert Galloway, HMAAC CEO Dr. Kheli WillettsJohn Guess, Amanda Edwards, Dwight Boykins, Gina Carroll, Michelle Barnes, Sheila Jackson Lee, Chauncy Glover, Ashley Small, Gerald Smith, Dennis Hatchett and a host of others.