MTA Human & Civil Rights Awards

MTA Human and Civil Rights Awards

MTA Human and Civil Rights Awards are open for nominations

Do you know someone or a group of people who are working to make the world a better place? Nominate them for the MTA Human and Civil Rights Awards. The deadline for nominations has been extended until April 15, 2024. The awards will be presented on June 14, 2024.

Download the nomination form

The awards, established in 1983, recognize individuals or groups who advance civil rights or human relations and are presented by the MTA Human Relations Committee.

Kathleen Roberts Creative Leadership Award Recipients:


Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award Recipients:


Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to ensure that all enslaved people were freed. That act, two-and-a-half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, effectively marked the end of slavery in the U.S.

As part of the MTA’s ongoing efforts to promote antiracism in public education, our division of Teaching and Professional Learning is making two books available for free to members, one for children and the second for adults. Sign up for a copy of either book. There is a limited number, so distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis.