Dr. Freeman receives CBC Phoenix Award

Dr. Freeman receives

Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Award

(l-r) U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Dr. Freeman and Dr. Carlotta FreemanDr. Thomas F. Freeman, iconic TSU professor and Debate Team head coach emeritus, received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) highest honor on September 23 in Washington DC.

Dr. Freeman was presented with The Phoenix Award and recognized for his profound influence on our nation as a legendary educator and prolific scholar. His long-standing commitment to improving the quality of life for African-American students was the basis of the award. Civil Rights pioneer Ruby Bridges was another Phoenix Award recipient.

The Phoenix award is presented by the CBCF to individuals whose extraordinary achievements strengthen communities and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities, both nationally and globally. Shown (l-r) are U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Dr. Freeman and Dr. Carlotta Freeman.