Cylk Cozart to be honored with national award in Memphis

Cylk Cozart is proud of the Lifetime Achievement Award he received from the Urban League of Knoxville.

Cylk Cozart is proud of the Lifetime Achievement Award he received from the Urban League of Knoxville.

On Friday, actor Cylk Cozart will be presented with a David P. Richardson Jr. National Nation Builder Award at the 37th Annual Legislative Conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. The event will be held at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.

Cozart, a Knoxville native, has appeared in more than 40 films and 20 television shows. Some of his most notable films include “16 Blocks” and Steven Spielberg’s “Eagle Eye.” Cozart also serves as the director of entertainment and education for Keeping Dreams Alive, a non-profit organization that aims to empower communities and provide opportunities for academic and athletic growth to children.

The David P. Richardson Jr. National Nation Builder Awards were created to recognize African Americans who have shown a lifelong dedication to making a positive impact in their communities.

In 2014, a street in Knoxville will be named Cylk Cozart Parkway in his honor.

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