The Institute WAS thrilled to award our largest honor, the Alan V. and Amy Lowenstein Social Justice Award, to Fred D. Gray, Sr., Esq. at our 16th Annual Gala on Nov. 9, 2021.
Last year, more than 10,000 viewed our special celebration. With the stellar line-up we have this year, it was just as memorable.
Fred D. Gray, Sr., Esq., legendary civil rights attorney who represented Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr., Rosa Parks and the victims of the Tuskegee medical experiments;
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University professor, MSNBC contributor and author of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Begin Again, whose powerful commentary on race relations in America has galvanized the nation;
Black Voters Matter, leading national voting rights organization whose foundational work has resulted in record voter registration and turnout in Georgia and whose Freedom Ride for Voting Rights bus tour empowered Black voters across America;
Howard and Meg Jacobs, generous philanthropists whose support has benefited so many New Jersey residents;
and Sheri B. Bronstein, Chief Human Resources Officer for Bank of America, which recently pledged $1.25 billion over the next five years to advance racial equity and economic opportunity.