NCRM Freedom Award to honor WNBA star - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

NCRM Freedom Award to honor WNBA star

Swin Cash (Source: Twitter) Swin Cash (Source: Twitter)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

National Civil Rights Museum announced a WNBA star will receive this year’s Freedom Award.

Swin Cash will receive NCRM’s Freedom Award for her contributions to civil and human rights.

Mobile users: Click here to look back on all the Freedom Award recipients.

Cash plays for the New York Liberty. She has won championships at UConn and in the WNBA in addition to her Olympic gold medals.

Cash, who plans to retire after this season, is active in the fight for civil rights. She and her teammates wore shirts in protest of gun violence and the shooting deaths of black men by police.

Cash’s foundation, Cash for Kids, uses sports to motivate and educate kids through physical activity, nutrition, education, and culture.

Cash took to Twitter to say she is "humbled" by the honor.

Other honorees for the 25th Freedom Award are civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, human rights activist Tawakkol Karman, U.S. Court of Appeals judge Damon Jerome Keith, journalist Soledad O’Brien, attorney Bryan Stevenson, and former Mississippi governor William F. Winters.

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