28, Mar, 2013

Marti MacGibbon at International Freedom Conductor Awards


print-1Marti MacGibbon is a guest speaker at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. She attended the International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala in Cincinnati in March.This year’s IFCA recipients are the late Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, a courageous civil rights leader who organized the Freedom Rides with Rosa Parks and worked tirelessly alongside Dr. Martin Luther King; and Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who broke the story on the Darfur genocide and has championed causes such as combatting human trafficking, world hunger, and the global oppression of women. The National Underground Freedom Center bestows this prestigious award semiannually to individuals who, by their efforts and personal examples, reflect the spirit and courageous actions of the conductors on the historic Underground Railroad. Previous recipients are Rosa Parks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Bill Clinton, and the His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.