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    Harry Belafonte
    5/10/10

    The Moral Compass is lost

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    Kofi Annan (2002)

    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was honored for his political courage and diplomatic integrity amid controversy and conflict that has redefined the role of the United Nations worldwide. This award recognized his ongoing efforts in building a world response to combat international terrorism, negotiating peaceful resolutions in volatile global and ...

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    Kica Matos 2005

    When 38-year-old Kica Matos became Executive Director of JUNTA for Progressive Action, she accepted the leadership of the oldest Latino community service organization in New Haven, Connecticut. But prior to her arrival, JUNTA had fallen into disrepair, even as New Haven’s Latino population surged in number and need. In a few short years, Ms. Matos ...

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    Carl Elliott, Sr. (1990)

    Carl Elliott, a former United States Congressman from Jasper, Alabama, was honored for his participation in the passage of the historic National Defense Education Act of 1958, which made a college education accessible to all, regardless of race or economic status. Congressman Elliott persevered despite the fact that his stands were anathemas in ...

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    Robert Ford (2012)

    Robert S. Ford began serving a recess appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria in January  2011; his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2011. He is the first  American ambassador posted to Damascus since 2005, when the U.S. withdrew its diplomatic presence amid tensions over the Iraq war, human rights complaints, and the ...

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    John Lewis (2001)

    Congressman John Lewis was honored with an unprecedented Profile in Courage Award for Lifetime Achievement for his extraordinary courage, leadership and commitment to civil rights. Congressman Lewis’ efforts promoting civil rights started at an early age. As a student he organized sit-in demonstrations at segregated lunch counters in Nashville, ...

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    Harry Belafonte
    5/10/10

    The Chain Gang Sentence

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    Wael Ghonim and the People of Egypt (2011)

    Wael Ghonim received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in the name of the People of Egypt. In June 2010, in response to the ruthless killing of Alexandria businessman Khaled Said by Egyptian police, Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Google executive living and working in Dubai, anonymously launched a Facebook page, “We are all Khaled Said...

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    JFK Library to Host A Concert for Human Rights Renowned Violinist Arnold Steinhardt to Perform (December 9, 2002)
    0/9/2002

    Boston, MA- On Monday, December 9, the eve of International Human Rights Day, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will host A Concert for Human Rights, featuring Arnold Steinhardt, world-renowned violinist with the Guarneri String Quartet. The concert is free and open to the public.

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    Harry Belafonte to be Honored as Distinguished American (March 15, 2002)
    0/15/2002

    Boston: Harry Belafonte, the world renowned recording artist, Broadway, movie and television star, and globally respected human rights activist, will be honored with the Distinguished American Award by the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation at a Kennedy Library Public Forum "Seeking Common Ground: Civil Rights and Human Rights," on Friday, Marc...

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