Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award Announced


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Tierra Krivohlavek, Tamisha Krivohlavek, Austin Harms, Ambers Sims and Barry JurgensenAs a result of their efforts and accomplishments with the Walk Forever Free campaign, five Arlington High School students and teachers in Arlington, Nebraska will receive the 2016 Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award from Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI).

Tierra Krivohlavek, Tamisha Krivohlavek, Austin Harms, Ambers Sims and Barry Jurgensen, the five award winners, were all instrumental in the Walk Forever Free campaign as were other students, teachers, administrators and citizens along the way. The award was presented by Robert J. Benz, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of FDFI and its President and Co-Founder, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., on November 16th at an Arlington High School assembly.

Participants of the walk followed the footsteps of two young women who escaped slavery in 1858 by traveling along the Underground Railroad from Nebraska City, Nebraska to Chicago. The Walk Forever Free Campaign raised nearly $27,000 for FDFI’s human trafficking education programs in schools.

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives has presented its Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award annually since 2013 to honor individuals that reflect the spirit of sacrifice and freedom. FDFI is a 501(c)(3) public charity that prepares communities to address the issue of human trafficking through prevention education, training and protocol development. For more information about the foundation email, info@fdfi.org.

Photo provided: Left to right, Austin Harms, Tamisha Krivohlavek, Tierra Krivohlavek, Iowa State Trooper Deborah Stine, and Barry Jurgensen.

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