LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mayor Greg Fischer presented Manfred Reid the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award Saturday night at the 7th annual Keepers of the Dream Celebration.

"Seeing this entire Louisville community come together as one solid people, of one mind, with freedom, hope and justice for all," Reid said.

The Freedom award recognizes citizens who have dedicated their lives to promoting justice, peace, freedom, non-violence and racial equality. 

Reid has been a long time advocate of affordable housing. 

He is a former real estate broker who lives at Beecher Terrace. 

Reid says he's proud of the work he's done on projects that resulted in the redevelopment of public housing complexes in Louisville . 

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