Since 1991, the Freedom Award has honored distinguished individuals who have made great global and national impact. These men and women are lauded for their work in the struggle for civil and human rights.
Themed "Where Do We Go from Here," the Freedom Award was presented Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre, preceded by the Red Carpet and Pre-Show Gala at the Halloran Center for Performing Arts.
Freedom Award activities on October 19, 2017 included the following:
- 10:00 a.m. - Student Forum at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
- 5:00 p.m. - Red Carpet on South Main Street in front of the Halloran Centre and Orpheum Theatre
- 5:30 p.m. - Pre-Show Gala at the Halloran Centre
- 7:30 p.m. - Award Ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre