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In honor of the outstanding achievements of unsung African Americans and organizations, Ford Motor Company Fund has developed “Ford Freedom Unsung” and partnered with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCR) to launch a search for the Unsung Heroes in Atlanta.

Residents of the Atlanta community are invited to nominate their favorite living Atlanta Hero in the following categories: Community, Education, Military, Youth and Organization.  Nominations are due by October 31, 2012.

Ford is bringing this event to Atlanta and has selected to team up with NCCR because of their commitment to honor individuals for their hard work and dedication to making a positive impact in their communities.

The unsung heroes are those do remarkable deeds and achievements continue to inspire others, and look for nothing in return. It could be a mother who marched, a brother who spent countless hours mentoring at-risk youth, a neighbor who leads a nonprofit organization or a father who dedicated his life to serving the homeless.

Along with a color headshot of the nominee, participants must submit a brief, compelling summary (500 words or less) detailing why the nominee should be Atlanta’s unsung hero and highlight what distinguishes the individual from others.

Winners will be recognized at a special, high-profile reception held in Atlanta on December 7, 2012 at the Historic Academy of Madison at Georgia Tech.

Download a nomination form at and mail it to Ford Motor Company World Headquarters, attention Najah Woods, One American Road – 211 WHQ, Dearborn, MI 48126 or email to

Details are available at   This program is made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company Fund.

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