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County’s Office of Human Rights Seeks Nominations for Hall of Fame

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Nominations should be individuals – either living or deceased – whose ongoing work, service and contributions have positively impacted human and civil rights in the County. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Oct. 15.

This is the 11th year for this biennial event. The Human Rights Hall of Fame mission is to honor individuals who have made great personal sacrifices in contributing to human and civil rights in Montgomery County, either as trailblazers of the past or as current light bearers in the struggle. The honorees will be recognized for their visionary leadership, outstanding achievements and altruism on the road to eliminating discrimination and advancing human rights.

A select number of nominees will be recommended for induction into the Hall of Fame by a panel of Hall of Fame members who will act as the selection committee. The virtual induction ceremony is planned for Sunday, Dec. 6.

The OHR Hall of Fame began in 2001 and is held every other year. More than 90 individuals have been inducted over the years. For a complete listing of inductees or to find the nomination form on the Office of Human Rights website.

For more information about the program contact Office of Human Rights Director James Stowe at james.stowe@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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Release ID: 20-511
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-463-2442