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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 17, 2017
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will bestow the 2017 Freedom Award on three individuals, including one who won a landmark legal case and co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Commercial Appeal reports that Morris Dees, who won a $7 million judgment in a lynching case that bankrupted one of the largest Ku Klux Klan organizations, will be given the award, alongside South African freedom fighter Hugh Masekela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest daughter, Bernice A. King. The 26h Annual Freedom Awards ceremony will be held on Oct. 19 at the Orpheum theater.