The Underground Railroad was the original social justice movement in the United States. Like the courageous conductors who came before them, modern day freedom conductors carry their flame in the ongoing pursuit of freedom. The International Freedom Conductor Award recognizes the contributions of contemporary individuals who, by their actions and personal examples, reflect the spirit and courageous actions of conductors of the historic Underground Railroad.
Since bestowing the first International Freedom Conductor Award to Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks in 1998, we have honored freedom heroes from different walks of life who have all made a positive impact on contemporary freedom issues.
The 2021 International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala on October 16, 2021.
International Freedom Conductor Award Previous Recipients