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Fri November 11, 2011
To Receive "Icon" Award From Civil Rights Museum

Seigenthaler Receives Civil Rights Honor

A Middle Tennessean will join Danny Glover, Cicely Tyson and several other celebrities when they pick up awards tomorrow at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

The 2011 National Freedom Awards are being presented this year to civil rights pioneers in several fields, including education, sports, the arts, and activism.

Special awards for what the museum calls “icons” of the American civil rights movement will also be presented.  The museum’s Gwen Harmon says Middle Tennessee’s John Seigenthaler will be among seven Icon recipients.

The awards will be presented tomorrow in special ceremonies. The museum celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in September.