Ford’s Freedom Unsung Awards with Actress KeKe Palmer

Here’s to another great evening! l attended Ford’s Freedom Unsung Awards Ceremony at Georgia Tech’s Historic Academy of Medicine.   Ford is bringing this event to Atlanta as part of its ongoing commitment to honor distinguished Americans who dedicate their lives to improving the community where they live and the world at large. They received 177 nominations and 25 were chosen.

Community Tracy Campbell, John “JT” Johnson, Christopher Leggett, Sheila Tenney and  Lisa C. Williams

Youth  Sydney-Alyce Bourget, Nyomi Haynes, Cameron Harris, Alexus N. Means and    Robin Okunowo

Education Ulester Douglas, Garry A. Harris, Allen E. Lee, Camille Russell Love and      Alvetta Peterman Thomas

Organiztion Atlanta Diaper Relief, Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth,            Cool Girls Inc., Sisters…By Choice, Inc. and Zion Hill Community Development Corporation

Military John M. Bailey, Jr., Marcelite J. Harris, Johnny Miller, James Richard Morton and Garfield L. Peart

Actress KeKe Palmer, who is so much fun was there to present the Youth Awards. The bubbly personality you see on TV is the same KeKe I met last night.  Such a wonderful young lady and she was so excited to be there.

Another key organization partnering with Ford Motor is the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. NCCHR is a cultural institution that will commemorate the historic struggle for African-American freedom and equality, and serve as a space for ongoing dialogue, study, and contributions to the resolution of current and future freedom struggles of all people at the local, national and international level.

Cardiologist Christopher Leggett M.D. received the Community Service award.  I remember Dr. Leggett because it was mentioned he has a 100% successful rate which is incredible and a great accomplishment.  John Hopkins Hospital Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson even wrote a letter on Dr. Leggett’s behalf for the award and the two are great friends.

I would like to send a special CONGRATS to our own Camille Russell Love, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta, who received an education award!

Thanks to Pamela G. Alexander, Director of Community Development Ford Motor Company Fund and CONGRATS goes out to ALL of our winners!

Take a look at some other highlights from the evening, including a moving performance by an Atlanta youth ensemble that had me in tears 🙂