Holocaust museum in Houston honors Bob Geldof

May 22, 2006 19:07


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Bob Geldof has been honored with a humanitarian award by the Holocaust Museum Houston for his work organizing 1985's Live Aid concert. Geldof received the 2006 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award on Sunday night at the museum's annual dinner. He told the audience that he was humbled by the award. "I can honestly say I feel fraudulent standing here," among survivors of the Holocaust, the 51-year-old Irish rocker said. "Their greatest triumph was that they defeated history. Their unique triumph is the grace with which they lived their lives." Geldof was inspired to organize the concert after watching a nightly news broadcast on the Ethiopian famine. Geldof said he does not just want to alleviate some of the suffering in Africa but also incite political and economic change that could end it for good. He organized last year's Live 8 concerts.

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