Actor Harper Receives Sankofa Freedom Award
Award-winning actor and author Hill Harper (third from left) is the 2012 recipient of the $7,000 Sankofa Freedom Award, presented by Tulsa City–County (Okla.) Library’s African American Resource Center and the Tulsa Library Trust. The presentation was made February 11 at the library’s Rudisill Regional branch. Harper, who stars as Dr. Hawkes in the CBS series CSI: NY, also established the nonprofit Manifest Your Destiny Foundation for underserved youth. He is joined by (from left): Keith Jemison, Rudisill Regional branch manager; Alicia Latimer, African American Resource Center coordinator; and Gary Shaffer, TCCL CEO. The award is presented every other year in February during Black History Month to a nationally acclaimed individual who has dedicated his or her life to educating and improving the greater African-American community.