THE SIMEON BOOKER AWARD FOR COURAGE
- National Recipient: John Lewis, posthumously. John Lewis’s Award will be housed in the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham.
- Local recipient: Reverend James Ray
- Contact us: P: (330) 207-4467 E: PennyWWells@sbcglobal.net
Free Program: |Date: Monday. Oct 4 | Time: 7p | Location: Tyler History Center |
Cocktail Reception | Time: 530P | Cost $25
Simeon Booker was a courageous and pioneering African-American journalist during the Civil Rights Movement. His work helped unify the fight for equality. This award was created, in his honor, to celebrate his life-long achievements and to highlight those torchbearers who have risked life and limb in pursuit of the same things Simeon Booker stood for – justice and equality.