Actor Danny Glover and Actress Cicely Tyson are among the winners of the 2011 Freedom Awards, sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
In honor of the museum’s 20th anniversary, the awards were expanded this year and are being presented to civil rights pioneers in education, sports, humanitarianism, the arts, activism and legal justice.
Tyson was selected for her contributions to the arts, Glover for his contributions in the realm of activism.
There also are special awards for 7 icons of the civil rights movement: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. C. T. Vivian, John Seigenthaler, Dolores Huerta, Rev. James Lawson, Rev. Samuel Kyles and Rev. Ed King.
The ceremony will take place on November 12, 2011.