Spend the evening with some of the most phenomenal people in the world. Period.

 

Be Safe.  It's Virtual.

 

 

2021

HONOREE

Host

Lamman Rucker
Lamman Rucker

Performers

Andra Day
Andra Day
Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman
Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges
Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson
Ed Mabrey
Ed Mabrey
Collage Dance Collective
Collage Dance Collective
Garry Goin and the FA house band image
Garry Goin & The FA House Band

About the freedom award

Every year since 1991, we have honored our brothers and sisters
who have worked to push the movement forward.
Their legacies have crossed color lines, cultural divisions and spanned across the globe. 

The fight for civil rights continues to shift and change, from marches for desegregation to
policy change for economic equity, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and more.
The premise remains the same: Equality and fairness for all.  

 

 

 

 

 

The 30th Freedom Award will not be available later to watch on-demand. 

Award Ceremony

 

Our 2021 honorees are presented the award for their work, impact, and accomplishments in the name of freedom and civil rights. A Special Tribute is paid to DARNELLA FRAZIER whose eyewitness video of George Floyd launched global protests against injustice and brutality. LAMMAN RUCKER is the ceremony host. 

 

Student Forum

connecting our youth, 
giving them a voice

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14  |  10:00AM CENTRAL

VIRTUAL EVENT

 

We never miss an opportunity to educate our youth. This exciting event is designed to specifically address young people, inspire them to take action, and stand for something meaningful in their communities.