Major League Baseball announced Monday that the iconic author-poet, music business maven and football legend will receive awards May 30 in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game.
The Houston Astros will host the Baltimore Orioles in this year's Civil Right Game. It will air on the MLB Network.
Past recipients of MLB Beacon Awards include Muhammad Ali, Aretha Franklin and Hall of Famers Frank Robinson and Hank Aaron.
The MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon is one of the events surrounding the Civil Rights Game that pay tribute to people who fight for equal rights.
Civil Rights Game: http://www.MLB.com/civilrightsgame