BYP 100’s Albert Sykes to receive Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Award
The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute will recognize six agents of change during its 2014 Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Awards Luncheon on Friday.
The honorees will receive the Fannie Lou Hamer Humanitarian Award, and BYP 100 member Albert Sykes is among them.
The Hamer Institute is also recognizing Mr. Albert Sykes, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Young People’s Project (YPP). A 15-year veteran of YPP/The Algebra Project, Mr. Sykes advocates for policies such as Quality Education is a Constitutional Right and works in conjunction with many organizations including the NAACP, where he is a member of the Statewide Education Committee, and the Wisdom Foundation and serves as the board president.
Sykes joins a long list of those who have received the prestigious award for their contributions, including civil rights activist Dorie Ladner and Chokwe Lumumba, who will be honored posthumously.
Congratulations Mr. Sykes!
Sound off below!