Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive human rights award in Birmingham

Tim Cook
Tim Cook [Photo Credit: AP Photo]

The Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is honoring Apple CEO and Mobile, Ala. native Tim Cook with a civil rights award.

According to the AP, Cook will receive the 2018 Human Rights Award for his advocacy for equality and safety in the workplace.

Annually, the Human Rights Award recognizes those individuals who have continued the legacy of the SCLC’s founding president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who worked tirelessly to advance human and civil rights.
Cook will receive the award on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s assassination at their annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Banquet on April 4