BOSTON, Ma. (FNN NEWS) – Former President Barack H. Obama to receive the annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 7, 2017, 8:30 pm EDT.
Named for the country’s 35th president, the award is “the nation’s preeminent award for elected officials and public servants,” according to website of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
“During a time of increasing public cynicism, recognizing and honoring our courageous political leaders has never been more important,” said a statement on the website.
Obama will receive the award for his overall contributions to public life, including his achievements on key policy issues and his historic victory as the nation’s first African-American president, according to the library and museum’s website.