OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 11, 2015 – Dick Bott, Founder and Chairman of Bott Radio Network, was honored to receive the first Dred Scott Freedom Award in the category of Religious Broadcasting from The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. This award was given on Saturday, December 5, the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment at the first Dred Scott Freedom Awards Dinner in St. Louis, MO. The event recognized individuals and organizations that have contributed to the improvement of society in their chosen fields and for civil rights.
Since its founding in 1962, Bott Radio Network (BRN) has grown from one radio station to become a world leader in quality Christian Talk Radio with 100+ radio stations reaching into 15 states with a combined coverage of 51 million people. The goal of BRN is to broadcast quality Bible teaching with Christian news and information to help listeners grow in the Lord and apply their faith in their daily lives. Bott Radio Network programming features some of the greatest Bible teachers of today.
Established in 2006, the mission of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation is to educate the public of the critical impact of the Dred Scott Decision and the struggle for freedom of Dred and Harriet Scott through commemoration, education and reconciliation. Harriet and Dred Scott both sued separately for their freedom in St. Louis on April 6, 1846, and it took eleven years and five court proceedings to deny them their freedom at the Supreme Court. It was one of the most important cases ever tried in the United States, and hastened the start of the Civil War.
Bott Radio Network is honored to have its Founder Dick Bott recognized for his dedication, commitment and leadership in the areas of civil rights and religious broadcasting. The Dred Scott Freedom Award is a celebration of the civil rights struggle begun by the Scotts and continued by respected leaders today.
Pictured Above: Dick Bott shakes hands with Lynne Jackson, great, great granddaughter of Dred Scott, amid family and friends.
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Bott Radio Network’s quality Christian talk programming can be heard on 100+ radio stations, and worldwide at BottRadioNetwork.com and on mobile devices with BRN apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Additionally, BRN can be heard on iHeart Radio, iTunes and TuneIn Radio. Bott Radio Network also connects with listeners on Facebook and Twitter.