Date(s) - 12/03/2020
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
BOSTON – On Thursday December 3 at 6 pm, the Roxbury Community College Foundation (RCCF) will honor the achievements of Sarah-Ann Shaw, Carmen Fields, and Rev. Liz Walker at their virtual fundraising event, Legends of Roxbury: A Celebration of Black Women in Broadcast Media. Money raised from the event will support Roxbury Community College students through scholarships, student services and program improvements.
Sarah-Ann Shaw was the first female African American television reporter at WBZ-TV in Boston. Carmen Fields won a Pulitzer prize as part of the Boston Globe team for coverage of school desegregation in Boston. Rev. Liz Walker was the first black woman to co-anchor a newscast in Boston at WBZ-TV. The event will be hosted by Tashanea Whitlow, an alumnus of RCC and anchor at the Black News Channel.
Throughout their careers, Sarah-Ann Shaw, Carmen Fields, and Rev. Liz Walker sought to amplify the voices of traditionally underserved populations, like RCC students. Over 80% of RCC’s students identify as people of color, 80% need financial assistance, and many are immigrants, single parents, and/or first-generation college students. RCC is dedicated to serving over 3,000 students each year who seek to improve their lives through education.