Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls’ education.
THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN is co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis whose leadership in the relaunch of the Campaign in 2018, the virtual 2020 and on-site 2021 Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington have mobilized diverse audiences.
GRAMMY Award-nominated singer/songwriter, activist, and actress Andra Day was initially best known for her 2016 GRAMMY- nominated behemoth, “Rise Up.” It was her standout, debut starring role in The United State vs. Billie Holiday that earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Oscars and a Golden Globe for Actress in a Drama Motion Picture
Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history whose performance of her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration received critical acclaim and international attention.
Singer, songwriter and producer, Leon Bridges’ soulful, 1960s throw-back R&B style gives context to contemporary social issues today with a vision of what could be.
Michael Eric Dyson is a renowned writer, preacher, lecturer, media personality and professor who has taught at distinguished universities and authored over 20 books.
Award-winning musician, composer and producer, Garry Goin, will lead the Freedom Award House Band for a night of nonstop entertainment and melodic sounds.