INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has posthumously awarded the state’s highest honor to radio broadcaster Amos Brown.
Pence announced Thursday that he was giving the 2015 Sachem Award to the broadcaster, who spent decades in Indiana radio and hosted “Afternoons with Amos” on WTLC. Brown died Nov. 6.
Brown was outspoken about social justice issues and was well known in the African American community. He was heavily involved in community organizations and charities, including the United Negro College Fund, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana Black Expo and the Indiana Education Roundtable.
The Republican governor also directed state facilities in Marion County to fly flags at half-staff on Saturday, the day of Brown’s funeral.
Pence will present the award to Brown’s family in the coming months.
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