Bono was in Washington, D.C. where last Thursday he was awarded the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding in recognition of his "commitment to seek justice by fighting to end extreme poverty, tackle global health crises, and spur economic development in the poorest parts of the planet.”
In accepting the award, Bono talked about the list of songs that saved his life that he assembled last year for his 60th birthday on May 10th. Bono's speech starts at 1:00:00
Bono closed his remarks with an a cappella version of the first verse of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," singing: "Won't you help to sing/These songs of freedom?/'Cause all I ever done/All I ever have/Redemption song / Redemption songs/ Redemption songs./ It's a question, an invocation, a provocation."
The award came with a $50,000 prize, which Bono will donate to the two organizations he co-founded -- ONE Campaign and (RED).
Previous recipients include Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Bill and Melinda Gates, Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu.