Joan Krizack Receives Champion of Freedom Award

May 23, 2011

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Joan Krizack (center) receives her award, Gail Snowden (right) presents with Kwabena Abboa-Offei (left), Freedom House Board Chair.

Joan Krizack, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections, received a Freedom House Champions of Freedom Award on April 5, 2011. The award recognizes Joan for preserving the historical records of Freedom House in Northeastern University’s archives, including digitizing the Freedom House photographs and making them available online.

Freedom House was founded in 1949 by African American social workers Muriel S. and Otto P. Snowden to centralize community activism in the fight for neighborhood improvement, good schools, and harmony among racial, ethnic, and religious groups in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Freedom House Awards are given annually to outstanding individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations in recognition of their commitment to diversity, educational achievement, and business development.

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