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Quiet Commitment Spoke Volumes to Advance Civil Rights
DETROIT - The 15th Ford Freedom Award honored Congressman John Lewis, and civil rights activists Johnnie R. Carr and Viola Liuzzo – three Quiet Heroes who spoke out with their dedication and their actions in the civil rights movement.
“Today we honor African Americans who have changed our world as Quiet Heroes without any intention of recognition,” said Ziad Ojakli, group vice president, Government and Community Relations, Ford Motor Company. “Their lasting legacy challenges us all to do more to make a difference in our everyday lives.”
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