Celebrating Excellence: 2023 Legacy Awards Honorees Shine at the National Civil Rights Museum

The 5th Annual Legacy Awards Celebrate Honorees

In a night filled with inspiration and celebration, the 5th Annual Legacy Awards took center stage at the renowned National Civil Rights Museum. Hosted by the visionary Jasmine Tasaki, founder of We Care TN, the sold-out crowd gathered to honor the incredible achievements of Black trans women.

A special thank you to Jasmine Tasaki for her leadership in organizing this remarkable event. Her dedication and vision have made the Legacy Awards a beacon of recognition and empowerment.

The evening unfolded with delectable delights, thanks to Chef Eli, who curated a menu that tantalized taste buds. Attendees were treated to an unforgettable experience, combining the elegance of an awards show with the impact of a documentary presentation, all while enjoying performances from talented entertainers.

As the night progressed, the spotlight turned to the deserving winners who exemplified resilience, leadership, and community impact. Their stories unfolded against the backdrop of the National Civil Rights Museum, echoing the spirit of equality and justice.

The 2023 Legacy Awards celebrated achievements and served as a platform for unity and empowerment. This event was a testament to the strength and brilliance of Black trans women, leaving an indelible mark on the legacy of progress and inclusivity.

Ray Rico and Jasmine Tasaki in a selfie in front of several other people in a bright room.
Ray Rico and Jasmine Tasaki at The 5th Annual Legacy Awards, courtesy of Ray Rico

2023 Legacy Awards Honorees

  • Tandi Iman Dupree – Leadership, Family, Support – Stanisha Bonet Dupree
  • Tiffany Berry – (Spirit Award) – Alexandria Stubblefield
  • Ebony Edwards 9 (Business) – Toi Washington Reynolds
  • Lucki Iman Dupree – (Sisterhood Award) – Sa’Mya Jenner
  • Portia Sanchez – (Charisma) – Kyra Bonet Cassadine
  • Shunte Cunningham – (Service) – Dr. Tatyana Moaton
  • Tina Templeton – (Resilience) – Dominique Morgan
  • Tanisha Cassidine – (Love) – Love Latonia
  • Jasmine Tasaki – (Visionary) – Dominique Morgan
  • Derrick Davis Dupree – (Ally) – Marvell L. Terry II
  • Perrivia Cassadine “Black Butterfly Elder Award” – (Legend) – The Lady Wilma
  • Jevon Martin Award – (Advocacy) – Jevon Martin

To learn more about We Care TN and their programs, please visit https://www.wecaretn.org/.