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The Community Service Awards recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have made exceptional contributions to the fight against racism through their involvement and leadership in the community.

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Community Service Award Names

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Community Service Award

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”

Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding work promotes inclusion, cultural diversity and demonstrate excellence in addressing racism.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Community Service Award

American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding work promotes inclusion, cultural diversity and demonstrate excellence in addressing racism.

Grimke Sisters Community Service Award

Sarah Moore Grimké and Angelina Emily Grimké, known as the Grimké sisters, were one of the first white American female advocates of abolition of slavery and prominent activists for women’s rights. They were writers, orators, and educators.

Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding work promotes inclusion, cultural diversity and demonstrate excellence in addressing racism.

Marcus Garvey Community Service Award

Political leader, who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, founder the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), founder of the Black Star Line, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.

Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding work promotes inclusion, cultural diversity and demonstrate excellence in addressing racism.

John Brown

John Brown Community Service Award

American abolitionist whose raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, in 1859 made him a martyr to the antislavery cause and was instrumental in heightening sectional animosities that led to the American Civil War (1861–65).

Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding work promotes inclusion, cultural diversity and demonstrate excellence in addressing racism.

Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint L'Ouverture
Community Service Award

Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution (1787–99). He emancipated the slaves and negotiated for the French colony on Hispaniola, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti)

Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding work promotes inclusion, cultural diversity and demonstrate excellence in addressing racism.

Unity Gala Award

Community Service Award

Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding work promotes inclusion, cultural diversity and demonstrate excellence in addressing racism.

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