The accolades and honors are neverending for Bono — and rightly so, we say. In January, Bono will be honored by the King Center at its “Salute to Greatness” awards dinner in Atlanta, Georgia.
In a written statement, Coretta Scott King, the founder of the Center, said, “We are fortunate this year to honor Bono for exemplifying many of the qualities that my husband, Martin, indicated were imperative to moving our society into the beloved community of which he so often spoke. Bono has campaigned tirelessly for Third World debt relief and for a global response to the AIDS emergency in Africa. He has focused mass public attention on the world’s poorest continent and lobbied politicians around the globe to take action. Through his music and humanitarian efforts, he has proven himself to be a socially progressive songwriter, entertainer and activist.”