Zondervan author Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of the division of pediatric neurosurgery and a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at John Hopkins Medical Institutions, will be honored as the 2007 Ford Freedom Award Scholar at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit on Tuesday, May 22.
The prestigious Ford Freedom Awards were created by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Ford Motor Company in 1999. The program celebrates and recognizes African Americans whose contributions and sacrifices have paved the way for important and lasting changes in society.
Past Ford Freedom Award Scholars include actor Morgan Freeman (2006), jazz-pop great Al Jarreau (2005), entertainer Bill Cosby (2004), NASA astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison (2003), and others.
As a bestselling author, Dr. Carson has written several books including Think Big and Gifted Hands. Dr. Carson regularly shares his true, motivational story of how he rose from the troubled son of a single mother in inner-city Detroit to the heights of the medical profession to audiences of inner city children and corporate executives alike.