Teens come to National Civil Rights Museum to honor their mentor

A trip to Memphis this Saturday for the Freedom Awards Gala at the Canon Center in Memphis, sponsored by the National Civil Right Museum, is a dream come true for 18 youths and 12 adult mentors from Atlanta.

The group will attend a gala honoring its 87-year-old mentor Dr. C.T. Vivian, civil rights icon and a close friend and lieutenant of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Vivian, Hakim Hilliard and Don Rivers started the C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute’s Male Scholars Program three years ago at Atlanta Preparatory Academy, to provide positive role models for young people across metro Atlanta. READ MORE>>