In 2004, Choral Arts began honoring individuals who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s message of nonviolent struggle for Civil Rights with the Annual Humanitarian Award. Each year the selected individual is honored at the concert celebration.
2015 Humanitarian Award Recipient - Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian
Previous Humanitarian Award Recipients:
2004 – Dr. Dorothy Height
2005 – John Lewis
2006 – Marian Wright Edelman
2007 – Harris Wofford
2008 – Julian Bond
2009 – John Doar, Esq.
2010 - Charlayne Hunter-Gault
2011 - Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon
2012 - Norman Scribner
2013 - Nelson Mandela (in absentia)
2014 - Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell