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    National Civil Rights Museum Announces Freedom Awards

    The first woman president of Ireland, a pioneering Harlem educator and the publisher of Black Enterprise magazine are the recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum’s annual Freedom Awards
    Mary Robinson, the president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, is the winner of the international award, 
    announced Thursday, Sept. 26, by museum officials.
    Black Enterprise magazine founder and publisher Earl Graves is the lifetime achievement award recipient.
    And Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, is the winner of the national award. Canada transformed a truancy program into an expanded school drawing students from a 24-block area of Harlem.
    The awards will be given at a Nov. 6 banquet at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Earlier that day, Canada will speak at the annual Freedom Awards forum at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ.