TITLE

FORD FREEDOM AWARD

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Jet;7/4/2005, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Announces the presentation of the Ford Freedom Award to the late jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, which was accepted on her behalf by her son, Ray Brown Jr., in Detroit, Michigan. Mention of jazz-pop musician Al Jarreau as the recipient of the Ford Freedom Award Scholar honor; How the award was presented to Fitzgerald in recognition of her efforts improving the quality of life in the black community and the world.
ACCESSION #
17449715

 

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