The  2020 Human & Civil Rights Awards

Launch the videos below to watch the encore of the 2020 Human and Civil Rights Awards!

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NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia Keynote
Davóne Tines’ riveting tribute to fight for human and civil rights
NEA Executive Director Kim Anderson Congratulates the Winners
History of the NEA-ATA Merger
HCR Awards Committee Chair Vallerie FIsher
Acceptance Video - Voces de la Frontera
Acceptance Video - Polynesian Voyaging Society
Acceptance Video - DREAM BIG Program
Acceptance Video - Patricia Payne
Acceptance Video - Benjamin Grignon
Acceptance Video - Empowerment Network
Acceptance Video - Philando Castile Relief Foundation
Acceptance Video - Zulfat Suara
Acceptance Video - Inclusive Communities
Acceptance Video - Bonnie Augusta
Acceptance Video - Stacey Abrams

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2020 Honorees

Learn more about the inspiring people and organizations being recognized this year.

Lady speaking on-stage at HCR Awards

About the Awards

NEA’s annual tradition of honoring human and civil rights champions is rooted and grounded in the historical legacy of the NEA-ATA merger.

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