NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS™) hosted the 2017 Voice Arts® Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fredrick P. Rose Hall this past Sunday, November 5th. Critically acclaimed documentary film maker Ken Burns was in attendance to accept the prestigious Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor. This special segment of the Awards featured a tribute to Ken Burns by three time Emmy® winner Keith David, who is currently starring in Oprah Winfrey's hit show "Greenleaf" on OWN. Ken's attendance was a highly-anticipated highlight at this year's show, where a packed house stood to their feet to honor his achievements. "What is so extraordinary about this evening is the name of this award for Muhammad Ali is one of the people who took this world and widened it so that everyone in the world could see, that he spoke his voice even when he no longer had one," Ken Burns said during his inspiring acceptance. "This award was created in collaboration with the Champ himself before his passing and has the full support of the Ali Center. We were truly honored to present this award to the Ken Burns this year," said Emmy® Award-winning producer and SOVAS™ CEO, Rudy Gaskins. Read more.