On September 18, 2000 Charles Jacobs, the founder of the American Anti-Slavery Group was presented with the first annual Boston Freedom Award, by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, at a ceremony at the Old South Meeting House in Boston.
This award, designed and sculpted by artist Leslie Klein, seeks to rekindle an active appreciation of Bostons historic role in the quest for freedom. The award honors a person who exemplifies the courage, passion and determination expressed by those who gathered, debated and celebrated freedom at the site of Bostons Liberty Tree elm.
Leslie Klein created the tree in clay, which was then cast in bronze and gold plated by Wallace Silversmiths.
-created the gifts presented to donors at annual Gala
-created wall sculpture for health center
Leslie Klein is available for commissioned work.