National Civil Rights Museum 2019 Freedom Awards red carpet preview


TONIGHT … THE RAIN IS NOT DAMPENING A CELEBRATION OF THREE PEOPLE … WHO FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. THEY’RE BEING HONORED AT THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM’S 2019 FREEDOM AWARDS. RIGHT NOW… A RED CARPET EVENT IS TAKING PLACE INSIDE THE HALLORAN CENTRE DOWNTOWN. LOCAL 24 NEWS WEEKEND ANCHOR ANNETTE PEAGLER IS SMILING TONIGHT BECAUSE SHE GOT THIS ASSIGNMENT TONIGHT.. HEY, ANNETTE! Annette: KATINA AND RICHARD – HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE PACKED THE HOLLERAN CENTER FOR THIS YEAR’S PRE-SHOW GALA… THIS YEAR FREEDOM AWARDS NOMINEES ARE NATIONALLY RECORDING ARTIST JOHN LEGEND, NIGERIAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST HAFSAT ABIOLA AND JOURNALIST AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST GLORIA STEINEM. WE WANT TO TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S HONOREES. HAFSAT ABIOLA IS HAS A NON PROFIT THAT CREATES PATHWAYS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMRN TO PUBLIC SERVICE HER PARENTS DIED WHILE LEADING A DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA. GLORIA STEINEM….NATIONAL LY KNOWN JOURNALIST AND FEMINIST ORGANIZER. SHE FOUNDED THE WOMEN’S ACTION ALLIANCE AND HAS BEEN A CHAMPION FOR WOMEN EQUALITY AND ADVANCING WOMEN IN POLITICAL OFFICE. AND FINALLY JOHN LEGEND …LEGEND IS NOT ONLY A SINGER HE IS A WELL KNOW PHILANTHROPIST. HE LAUNCHED THE SHOW ME CAMPAIGN IN 2007 THAT MAKES SURE CHILDREN RECEIVE A QUALITY EDUCATION NO MATTER THEIR ECONOMIC BACKGROUND..LOCA L 24 NEWS CAUGHT UP WITH LEGEND WHO EXPLAINS WHY THIS AWARD MEANS SO MUCH. Annette: THE AWARDS KICK OFF TONIGHT AT 7:30 AT THE ORPHEUM… WE WILL HAVE A FULL RECAP FOR ALL OF YOU TONIGHT AT 10. LIVE FROM THE HOLLERAN CENTER, ANNETTE PEAGLER, LOCAL 24 NEWS. ANNETTE THANK YOU. SHE’S A FEMINIST … A JOURNALIST … AND A SOCIAL POLITICAL ACTIVIST

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