Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, iconic Texas Southern University professor and debate team head coach emeritus, recently received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) highest honor.

Freeman was presented with the Phoenix Award at the CBC’s event in Washington, D.C. He was recognized for his influence on the nation as a legendary educator and prolific scholar. CBCF officials said the honor was bestowed for Freeman’s long-standing commitment to improving the quality of life for African-American students.

The Phoenix Award is presented by the CBCF to individuals whose extraordinary achievements strengthen communities and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities, both nationally and globally.

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