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Aretha Franklin, Bo Jackson to receive honors

July 25, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin and athlete Bo Jackson will be honored at the 2013 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon next month.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Franklin and Jackson will receive awards Aug. 24 before the annual Civil Rights Game.

Filipino singer and “Glee” actress Charice will perform at the event.

Past recipients include Muhammad Ali, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman.

The event pays tribute to people who fight for equal rights.

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