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The American Advertising Foundation will honor African-American ad agencies at an awards dinner Feb. 29 at the Conrad Hilton in Chicago.

The foundation, an American Advertising Federation affiliate, is hosting the dinner, to be highlighted by the establishment of the Cardiss Collins Scholarship for Diversity at the University of Illinois.

The four-year scholarship, honoring Rep. Cardiss Collins (D., Ill.), the longest-serving black woman in Congress, will be presented annually to an African-American student pursuing an advertising career.

Rep. Collins and John Johnson, chairman-CEO of Johnson Publishing Co., will head the list of honorees at the dinner. Other awards will recognize African-American agencies that have contributed to the growth of the industry.

For ticket information, contact Mary Ellen Woolley at AAF, (202) 898-0089.

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