The Luminaries is a recognition program with the mission to preserve the past and inspire the future. The program celebrates Tampa’s greatest community leaders and shares their stories with the community as a whole.
Meet the Luminaries
A Luminary is more than a leader. The men and women honored are exemplified by their inspiring leadership, commitment to lasting community impact through advocacy, and achievement of prominence or distinction in a particular sphere.
Joseph Capitano, Sr.
T. Terrell Sessums
Mary Lynn Ulrey
J. Thomas Touchton
Sister Claire LeBoeuf
Produced by WEDU PBS, The Luminaries captures the stories of these outstanding leaders. The documentaries premiere at prime time and are then accessible for free streaming to viewers.
The Luminaries 2021
Featuring Fran Davin, Doretha Edgecomb, and Ron Weaver
The Luminaries 2019
Featuring Dr. Judy Genshaft, Joe Capitano, and Rosemary Armstrong
The Luminaries 2018
Featuring Rosemary Henderson, Mary Lynn Ulrey, and T. Terrell Sessums
The Luminaries 2017
Featuring The Honorable Betty Castor, Judge Katherine Essrig, and J. Thomas Touchton
The Luminaries 2016
Featuring Arthenia Joyner, Lincoln Tamayo, and Celia Ferman
The Luminaries 2015
Featuring Sister Claire LeBoeuf, Governor Bob Martinez, and Richard Gonzmart