Wayne Embry Day
Miami University will honor NBA executive and basketball icon Wayne Embry (Miami ’58) and his late wife, Theresa “Terri” Embry (Miami ’60), with the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, outside the main entrance of Millett Hall, Miami’s basketball arena.
A statue capturing Embry’s likeness and signature hook shot will be unveiled after the ceremony. The Freedom Summer of '64 Award is bestowed each year upon a distinguished leader who has inspired the nation to advance civil rights and social justice. It will be presented to Embry and posthumously to Terri, his wife of 62 years, to honor their lifetime of commitment to social justice, for breaking racial barriers and for their mentorship.
All attending the Freedom Summer of '64 Award ceremony and statue event will be required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing in accordance with Butler County and Miami University guidelines to help minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.
Tuesday, May 18 at 11:00am
500 E. Sycamore St., Oxford, OH 45056