The NBRA Annual Meeting was held Friday morning, March 2, 2007 in the Palladian Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC, the same hotel as the 2007 CPAC Conference. The newly elected NBRA officers were installed for their 2007-2009 terms and provided with the NBRA annual report and financial statement.
The meeting continued with the NBRA Pioneer Award Ceremony with the theme: Celebrating Black Republicans - From Frederick Douglass to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Dr. Condoleezza Rice. The keynote speaker was The Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2007 Pioneer honorees were: Ms. Angela McGowan, Pioneer of the Year; The Honorable Alphonso Jackson; Florida Representative Jennifer Carroll; The Honorable J.C. Watts; Dr. Thomas Sowell; Dr. Shelby Steele; Mr. Charles McLeod; Ms. Barbara Howard; and Mr. Reginald Bohannon.
Dorothy Bush Koch, youngest sister of President George W. Bush, was a surprise special visitor.
Keynote speaker The Honorable Alphonso Jackson (Secretary of HUD) and NBRA Pioneer award recipient Florida Representative Jenifer Carroll.
NBRA Pioneer of the Year award recipient Angela McGowan.
NBRA award recipients. NBRA Chaplin Rev. LeRoy Thomas