GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The International Civil Rights Museum (ICRM) will honor Quincy Jones and Clarence Avant on the 54th anniversary of the Woolworth sit-ins.
Quincy Jones will receive the Alston-Jones International Civil &Human Rights Award. He is best known for his roles as a music, TV and film producer. ICRM is honoring Jones for his humanitarian efforts through the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation.
Jones' work through the foundation has helped build homes in South Africa and enhance the lives of the youth. Dr. Maya Angelou, Congressman John Lewis and President Nelson Mandela are among the past recipients of the award.
North Carolina native Clarence Avant will be honored with the 2014 Trailblazer Award. ICRM chose him because of his role as an entrepreneur in broadcast, recording and publishing industries. Avant attended Greensboro's Dudley High School.
The ICRM Annual Gala is scheduled for Feb. 1 at the Koury Convention Center. Visit ICRM's website for more information and to purchase tickets.