Human & Civil Rights Awards 2021

“Out of struggle, comes progress:
Grounded in our history; igniting our future.”

The 2021 HCR Awards gala has concluded. Watch President Pringle’s opening remarks below, click on “Honorees” to watch all the winners, and check back for more videos of the event!

2021 Honorees

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

Black Organizing Project
Black Organizing Project
California
Children of Smithfield
Children of Smithfield
Nebraska
Hmong Language & Cultural Enrichment Program
Hmong Language & Cultural Enrichment Program
Wisconsin
Chris Dier
Chris Dier
Louisiana
Dr. Clarence Jones
Dr. Clarence Jones
California/New Jersey
Education Minnesota
Education Minnesota
Minnesota
Project 16:49
Project 16:49
Wisconsin
Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Wisconsin
Sam Long
Sam Long
Colorado
Unidos Minnesota
Unidos MN
Minnesota
Wilhelmina Yazzie
Wilhelmina Yazzie
New Mexico
View of the stage from inside an auditorium

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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