In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, Berry Gordy arrives arrives to a photo call before the Marian Anderson Award Gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in Philadelphia. T (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, Berry Gordy and Jim Brown will be honored at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon in May.
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 Rights 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 pays tribute to people who fight for equal rights.