Weeksville Heritage Center honors coach Avery Johnson of N.J. Nets Basketball, Hill International and Elinor Tatum (39907)

The Weeksville Heritage Center held its 10th annual “Save the Memories of Self” Awards Dinner on Nov. 14 at Jumeirah Essex House in Manhattan. At the gala, awards were presented to D. Clarke Pile, senior vice president and Northeast regional manager of Hill International accepting on behalf of the company; coach Avery Johnson of the New Jersey Nets; and Elinor Tatum, publisher of the New York Amsterdam News.

The evening’s MC was Lori Stokes, anchor of “Eyewitness News” on ABC-7. Awards were presented by Thomas Spearing, president, Project Management Group of Hill International; Brett D. Yormark, CEO, Nets Basketball; and Reginald Van Lee, executive vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Weeksville Heritage Center is located at 1698 Bergen St., between Buffalo and Rochester avenues, in Brooklyn. The center’s purpose is to document and preserve the history of the free and intentional 19th century African-American community of Weeksville in what is now known as Crown Heights.

It also creates and inspires innovative, contemporary uses of African-American history through education, the arts and civic engagement. Weeksville Heritage Center is one of few African-American historic sites on its original property, where it has been since the 1840s. To learn more about visiting Weeksville or participating in an upcoming event, visit www.weeksvillesociety.org. For additional information, call (718) 756-5250 ext. 312.