Case Western Ethics Prize Goes to Actor, Activist LeVar Burton

(Cleveland) - Case Western Reserve University has been handing out its Inamori Ethics Prize to philanthropists and business leaders for a decade, but now, for the first time, a member of the arts community is being recognized.

Actor LeVar Burton will receive the Inamori Prize personally on the University Circle campus this coming fall.

The star of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and 'Roots' is also the longtime host and producer of 'Reading Rainbow,' the literacy-promoting chidren's program which aired for over 20 years. He is also a longtime promoter of AIDS research.

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