Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award Criteria

Awards may be conferred on candidates whose work has primarily focused on the United States and on candidates whose work, or whose example, has global impact. Recipients of the award must embody the principles which guided the American Civil Rights Movement and which characterized the life of Rev. Shuttlesworth: A philosophy of non-violence and reconciliation; courage, both moral and physical, in the face of great odds; humility; leadership by example; and an established commitment to human rights activities.