Ted Freeman is an honored alumnus of Villanova University and received one of their highest awards available to alumni in 1984, the Medallion of Excellence, the second African American to receive the award. The first being Chief Justice Robert Nix of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He began his career working with street gangs in West Philadelphia at the Haverford Community Center, 39th and Wallace. He was then led to return to Auburn, New York, as the director of the Booker T. Washington Community Center in his old neighborhood. Freeman has been involved with the National Urban League Movement for the past forty-six years. Starting in Rochester, NY, he became the president and CEO of the Urban League of Hudson County in Jersey City, New Jersey. After retirement, he relocated to Orlando, Florida, and became a board member of the Metropolitan Orlando Urban League.
For Freeman, family is his everything. He is a husband, married to his pillar of strength, Rhonda L. Freeman, a father, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather. He has one other previously published book, Acquiring Wisdom.