Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award Recipients
Dikembe Mutumbo receives his 2010 award with Georgetown student Ryan Wlson (C'12), far left; John Thompson Jr.,left; President Obama, right; and Georgetown President John J. DeGioia, far right, standing by at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
- 2014 – Lecester Johnson, Academy of Hope
- 2013 – Mary Brown, Life Pieces to Masterpieces
- 2012 – Clarence Jones, scholar and former personal counsel, advisor and draft speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr.
- 2011 – Rev. Joseph Lowery, civil rights activist and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- 2010 – Dikembe Mutombo, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, Inc.
- 2009 – Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund
- 2008 – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)
- 2007 – Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS
- 2006 – Rosa Parks (posthumous), civil rights icon
- 2005 – Colin and Alma Powell, founding board chair and current board chair of America’s Promise Alliance
- 2004 – William H. Gray III, president and CEO of United Negro College Fund
- 2003 – John Thompson Jr., head basketball coach, Georgetown University Men's Basketball (1972-1999)
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