SALEM — John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award.
The singer-songwriter becomes the first recipient of the Salem Advocate for Social Justice award when he accepts the honor Tuesday at Salem State University.
What is it?
The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice bestows the award to recognize those who champion social justice issues and advocate for people who are underrepresented.
This is the first year the award will be given.
Legend has won 10 Grammy Awards. He co-wrote the song “Glory” that was featured in the 2014 film “Selma”. And that won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.
Finally, Legend is being honored for his hard work in other areas, rather than just music.
John is also expected to perform at this event. He will also be giving his acceptance speech, talking about criminal justice, education and other issues.
Legend was said to have “recently honored by ‘Time‘ magazine, which included him in their Time 100 list of the most influential people. “