South Africa Partners awarded the Amandla Award to Caroline Hunter on May 16, 2012 in an evening to honor heroes of the South African liberation struggle in Boston. The Amandla Award was on the given on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the African National Congress. The award was presented at the SA Partners' premier of the film SING YOUR SONG, a moving documentary that chronicles Harry Belafonte’s remarkable life as an artist and activist. The Amandla Award was given in the spirit of Belafonte's many contributions to both the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements and honors Caroline Hunter for having fought both of these good fights.
Last year the MTA Civil Rights Committee awarded the MTA Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Awards to Caroline Hunter which was presented at the MTA Civil Rights dinner in May, 2011 for her anti-apartheid work and professional educational work. Caroline Hunter was again nominated and will receive the NEA’s Rosa Parks Memorial Award on July 1, 2012 at the NEA Human & Civil Rights Awards banquet at the Convention Center DC, during at the NEA Annual Convention. The Human & Civil Rights Banquet will also present awards to 12 others. The event was created by the American Teachers Association, the previous organization for Black teachers, and continued when NEA and ATA merged in 1966. The National Education Association is the professional organization for the nation’s 3 million teachers.