Frederick A. Whitlow II, ’11

At Huntsville’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Unity Breakfast earlier this week, Frederick A. Whitlow II, ’11 , better known as “Minister Fred,” received the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Award for Outstanding Service in the area of Human Relations from the Delta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 
Minister Fred has been a youth leader, activist, musician, radio host, Youth and Family Services Coordinator for Huntsville Housing Authority, and Executive Director of No More Dirty, Inc. and Stric’ly Jesus, Inc. He is the youngest recipient of this prestigious award that is given each year to recognize and honor unsung heroes from our community who give unselfishly of themselves to the causes of unity, justice, and equality. 
“I am really grateful, but this is about those who are marginalized. We have to do more… It has to be more than just a day – it really has to be a movement,” Whitlow stated. There are generally two award recipients each year and have included notable community leaders, activists, business leaders, and judges. The second recipient for this year is Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, pictured with Minister Fred. Submitted by Victoria L. Joiner, Ed.D., assistant professor of Communication

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