Ida B. Wells Awards Recipients

Past Ida B. Wells Award Recipients

The Ida B. Wells Award is given to an African American or Black female attorney who exemplifies the pioneering spirit and courage of Ida B. Wells, as well as those whose intellect, skill and achievement make them great contributors to the Massachusetts legal community.


2022
Angela Gomes



2022
Macken Toussaint



2021
Pia Flangan



2021
Giselle Joffre



2019
Dawn Perry



2019
Desiree Ralls- Morrison



2018
Karen Morton



2018
Tanisha M. Sullivan



2017
Karla L. Jarvis



2017
E. Abim Thomas



2016
Yalonda T. Howze



2016
Tracey L. McCain



Past Public Interest Award Recipients

The Public Interest Award recognizes an African American or Black female attorney for their outstanding leadership, dedication, and public service in the legal community including legal assistance to disadvantaged individuals and communities, advocacy to improve public policy, and government service.


2022
Widmine "Lola" Remy



2021
Angela McConney Scheepers



2016
Jacquelynne J. Bowman



Past Membership Appreciation Award Recipients

The Membership Appreciation Award is given to an African American or Black female attorney who is actively involved in MBWA, and dedicated to its mission to advance justice and equality for people of color with a particular emphasis on black women and/or women of African descent.


2021
LaRonica Lightfoot



2016
Valerie C. Caldwell