Unsung heroes who have made significant contributions to Atlanta will be honored at a special event held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Georgia Tech’s historic Academy of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree Street.

Ford Motor Company partnered with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) to find and recognize winners of the Ford Freedom Unsung Award in cities across the United States. Twenty-five Atlanta awardees, selected from more than 177 nominations, will be announced.

“These distinguished Americans have dedicated their lives to improving the community where they live and the world at large,” says Jim Vella, President Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. Award categories include Community, Education, Military, Youth and Organization.

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