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2016 Ford Freedom Awards

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DSO Orchestra Hall (map)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – 6:00 PM

Concert Description

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Benefits the Charles H. Wright Museum

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. (Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m.)

Celebrating Men of Courage: Advancing the Narrative of African American Men by recognizing their professional excellence, commitment to family and strong personal character

2016 Recipients Include:
Reginald F. Lewis
(posthumous) – Lawyer, Businessman, Author & Philanthropist
Dave Bing - NBA Hall of Famer; 62nd mayor of Detroit
Kerlin Blaise - Businessman - Former Detroit Lion
Jonathan Butler - University of Missouri Graduate Student, Activist
Shaka Senghor - Author and college lecturer

Special Guests Include:
Usher Raymond IV
, GRAMMY-Winning Recording Artist
Jerome Bettis, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Hall of Famer

Performances by:
GRAMMY-Nominated Artist Angie Stone
Hip Hop Icon Doug E Fresh
Dance Sensation Syncopated Ladies
Avery Wilson, Singer-Songwriter as seen on The Voice


General Admission
Includes Awards Ceremony and musical performances
$50 ($45 for Charles H. Wright Museum members)

(Limited quantity available)
$150 ($140 for Charles H. Wright Museum members)
Includes Awards Ceremony and musical performances plus:
Red Carpet arrival, Hors D’oeuvres, Valet Parking and more