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, culture divisions and spanned across the globe.
The fight for civil rights continues to shift and change, from marches for desegretation to policy change for women's rights and more, the premise remains the same: Equality for all.
Our 2019 honorees will be presented the award for their work, impact and accomplishments in the name of freedom and civil rights. Movement artist and Memphis native CHARLES "LIL BUCK" RILEY, urban jazz harmonicist FRÉDÉRIC YONNET, and poetry champion ED MABREY will provide the entertainment for the evening.
Our pre-show gala, your gateway to the ceremony, is the perfect setting to connect with honorees, performers and other participants in the Freedom Award. As a ticket holder, walk the red carpet and partake in special cuisine and complimentary libations while mingling with other guests.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 • 10:00AM
MISSISSIPPI BOULEVARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
We never miss an opportunity to educate our youth. Every year students from surrounding schools attend the Student Forum to learn more about Freedom Award honorees and their impact on community and society. Attendees have the opportunity to interface with guests, ask questions and discuss issues pertinent to their communities and peer group.