FREEDOM AWARD STUDENT FORUM
International Paper and the National Civil Rights Museum each year provides admission and transportation for middle and high school students to the Student Forum held at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This program allows students and educators of the Memphis community the opportunity to hear from leaders in the struggle for civil rights.
The Student Forum is the opening event for the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award celebration. It is also the event during which the Museum and event sponsor, Interational Paper, present the prestigious Keeper of the Dream Award.
Keeper of the Dream Award
International Paper and the National Civil Rights Museum are accepting applications for this year’s Keeper of the Dream award, honoring 6th -12th graders throughout the Greater Memphis Area who have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for others.
The Keeper of the Dream Award, now in its 16th year, parallels the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award honoring men and women who are recognized for their work in the struggle for civil and human rights. If you know someone deserving of the Keeper of the Dream award, please ask him or her to apply before September 15, 2018. See the application form, requirements and other details by clicking below.
School Group Attendance
The museum will provide one bus for each school with up to 23 students with 2 chaperones (a total of 25) in attendance. Transportation provided for Shelby County Schools only. However, metro area schools may reserve groups with transportation provided for their students.
To confirm your reservation for the Student Forum event, a mandatory Chaperone Meeting must be attended. Complete the registration form below and choose one of the following chaperone meeting dates:
- Wednesday, August 29, at 5:30pm
- Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30pm
- Wednesday, September 12, at 5:30pm OR
- Tuesday, September 18, at 5:30pm.
Whether you’ve attended the Student Forum before or not, attendance is required to understand logistical and program changes for this year’s event. Failure to attend one of the scheduled chaperone meetings will result in forfeiture of your reservation to the next school group on the waiting list.
Student Forum group Reservation deadline is September 21.
Freedom Award Student Forum Reservation
Complete form by September 21, 2018, for students in grades 5 through 12 to the Student Forum. Please DO NOT submit this form for students outside the grade levels listed. Each school is eligible to send 23 students plus 2 chaperones (25 total). If your group has any special needs, please include those details with your reservation request. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Student Forum Photo Gallery
The Museum's Dr. Noelle Trent kicks off...
Students show school spirit for...
Madison Star & Mallory Iyana,...
Cordova High School Choir fills the...
2017 Keeper of the Dream (KOD) Award...
2017 Freedom Award honorees, Sal...
Allyson Nichole Smith, 2017 Drop the Mic...
Student addresses honorees with burning...
Rev. Bernice King responding with words...
Over 2500 students and educators listen...
KOD winners pose backstage with award...
Cordova High School choir couldn't...