Taylor Branch is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, speaker, and author who wrote the landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years.
A National Humanities Medal author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Isabel Wilkerson's books, The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste, and her voice have illustrated how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval.
Frederick W. Smith is the founder and executive chairman of FedEx Corporation, which under his leadership has become a global enterprise that serves more than 220 countries and territories.
Our 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 those who stand against injustice and inequity.
Watch honorees, entertainers and special guest share their excitement about the event on October 20, 2022, LIVE at 5:30 pm Central.
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.
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