2021 International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala

2021 International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will present its highest honor to modern day freedom conductors who are carrying the flame of freedom forward. Join us for an exclusive gala in celebration of freedom and in support of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.


Saturday, October 16, 2021
6:00 P.M. Cocktails | 7:00 P.M. Dinner | 8:30 P.M. Awards


The Duke Energy Convention Center

Attire: Black tie if convenient.
Proof of vaccination is required for entry to the event.
Digital Program Book
2021 International Freedom Conductor Award Recipients

Amal Clooney

Human Rights Attorney

George Clooney


The Honorable John Lewis

Civil Rights Icon and US Congressman

Bryan Stevenson

Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative
Gala Committee

Dianne Dunkelman, Co-chair
Carole Rigaud, Co-chair
Beverly A. Grant, Board Chair
Woodrow Keown, Jr., President & COO

Casondra Cooper
Carole Cutter-Hawkins
Doris Jackson
Edna Keown

Dale Lamson
Mike McWithey
John Pepper
Gwendolyn Ivory Robinson

Aurelia Simmons
Merri Gaither Smith
Carole Williams
Homa Yavar


Previous IFCA Recipients

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