World-changers acknowledged in November awards night

October 25, 2013 by  

The National Freedom Awards are taking place in Memphis this November, and are a presentation of the National Civil Rights Museum. Three people have been chosen to receive the National Freedom Award at this year’s event.

Former Irish President Mary Robinson, Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children’s Zone, and Earl G. Graves (owner of Black Enterprise Magazine) form the trio chosen for recognition. In addition, a local student will receive the Keeper of the Dream Award, which includes $500, a trophy, and a jacket. The awards ceremony will consist of a gala dinner, dancing, a concert, and the presentations. The emcee for the evening will be Lamman Rucker.

In addition, a free public forum held earlier in the day will give the general public and city students a chance to hear the three winners speak about their accomplishments. No doubt they will be motivating those to find ways to improve their own community. Over 4,000 people are expected to attend the forum.

The Museum will likely be working with Memphis print companies to market this upcoming event. This might include investing in posters and flyers to help spread the word.

The awards will take place on November 6 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts from 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm. Tickets start at $204. The public forum is being held at the Temple of Deliverance beginning at 10:00 am, and is free to attend. To learn more about both events, call the National Civil Rights Museum at 901-526-1813.