Since 1991, the Freedom Award has honored distinguished individuals who have made great global and national impact. These men and women are lauded for their work in the struggle for civil and human rights.

The Freedom Award is the museum's signature event that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights. This year's honorees are Vice President Joe Biden, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and philanthropist Pitt Hyde. Learn more about them at

The Freedom Award will be presented at the Orpheum Theatre, preceded by the Red Carpet and Pre-Show Gala at the Halloran Centre.

Freedom Award activities include:

5pm: Red Carpet on South Main Street in front of the Halloran Centre and Orpheum Theatre
5:30pm: Pre-Show Gala at the Halloran Centre
7:30pm:  Award Ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre