- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MEMPHIS, TENN. (AP) - Danny Glover and Cicely Tyson are among the winners of the 2011 Freedom Awards, sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

In honor of the museum’s 20th anniversary, the awards were expanded this year and are being presented to civil rights pioneers in education, sports, humanitarianism, the arts, activism and legal justice.

Tyson was selected for her contributions to the arts, Glover for his contributions in the realm of activism.

There also are special awards for seven icons of the American civil rights movement: the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. C. T. Vivian, John Seigenthaler, Dolores Huerta, the Rev. James Lawson, the Rev. Samuel Kyles and the Rev. Ed King.

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