Fisk alumnus and filmmaker Rel Dowdell was one of eight award recipients recently recognized by The Legacy of Love Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dowdell received The Foundation’s “Young Man of the Year” award for outstanding community service.
Dowdell is the writer and director of the 2005 film, “Train Ride” featuring Joe Clair, Russell Hornsby, and M.C. Lyte. The film also features the late Esther Rolle in her final screen performance. Dowdell’s film reached Amazon’s top-ten list for best-selling African American films in 2006.
Additional honorees included Philadelphia NAACP President Jerry Mondesire
as well as artist Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. and humanitarian Anthony Lewis.
The Legacy of Love Foundation awards scholarships each year to deserving students each year and provides support for community initiatives concerning health, education, economic empowerment and the arts. Click here for more about the The Legacy of Love Foundation.