2012 Freedom Awards will be held tonight

(WMC-TV) – Tonight, the National Civil Rights museum will roll out the Red carpet for the 2012 Freedom Awards.

It is the 21st anniversary of the Freedom Awards which honors individuals who have made significant contributions in civil and human rights past and present.

Marlo Thomas, actress and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital spokeswoman, is just one of the people being honored.

Other honorees include several doctors, internationally and nationally known, who were involved in civil rights.

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