Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes is in Boston to accept an award for changing the state flag.
Barnes will accept the Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. A former South Carolina Gov., David Beasley, is also getting the award for standing against the Confederate battle emblem.
Senator Ted Kennedy praised Barnes and Beasily because they, "endured a firestorm of outrage."
The Kennedy library gives the awards annually to those who defend unpopular principles.