The National Civil Rights Museum has announced this year’s Freedom Award recipients: musician John Legend, feminist writer Gloria Steinem and human rights activist Hafsat Nabiola.
The Memphis, Tennessee-based museum honors civil and human rights leaders at the annual award ceremony. This year, the awards will be presented on October 30 at The Orpheum Theater in Memphis.
Legend is an R&B recording artist who has long been known for using his musical influence and resources to promote social justice and equality in America and around the world, and now, he will be honored for his work.
Also recognized is Hafsat Abiola, a Nigerian activist and president of ‘Women in Africa,’ which is a group that supports African women with high potential, and the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy.
Gloria Steinem is an author, lecturer, and political activist who heads several organizations that promote gender equality and rights for females.
Congratulations to all three Freedom Award recipients!