Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:21
Awards Presented to Civil Rights and Social Justice Pioneers
Pictured from l-r: Awardees Carl Matthes, Pablo Alvarado, Joe Hopkins, Ruthie Hopkins, Marvin Schachter, Jon Guynn, and Kevin Uhrich. (Rev. George Regas and Rev. Ed Bacon not pictured). Photo courtesy: Dick and Sharon, LA Progressive.
On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the Pasadena/Foothills Chapter American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hosted an afternoon Garden Party in honor of their 15 years of service, at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena.
Steven Rohde, President ACLU Southern California Foundation Board of Directors, informed guests about new and continuing national Civil Rights and discrimination issues being fought by the ACLU in the Appeals Court and the Supreme Court.
Honorees were introduced and awarded as Social Justice Pioneers. They included:
The afternoon ended with introductions of the ACLU Board members, new members, continuing members, honored colleagues and special guests.
Dick Price, of LA Progressive, served as the Master of Ceremonies.
For more information about the ACLU see: www.aclu-sc.org/pasadena.
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10/16/1825: William Day, abolitionist, editor, educator & minister, born.
10/16/1849: Charles L. Reason named professor of belles-lettres & French at predominantly white Central College, New York.
10/16/1901: Booker T. Washington dines at White House as guest of President T. Roosevelt.
10/16/1903: Buck Washington, dancer recognized as one of Vaudevilles best known entertainers & innovators, born.
10/17/1711: Jupiter Hammon, poet & first published Black writer in America, born.
10/17/1956: Mae Carol Jemison, physician & first African American female astronaut in space, born.
10/18/1763: John Chavis, educator & minister who made great strides educating both Southern black & white students in early 1800s, born.
10/18/1951: Terry McMillan, novelist, born.
10/18/1977: Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs, tying Babe Ruth's World Series record.
10/19/1900: Henry O. Tanner, painter, won Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition.
10/19/1934: Lloyd Haynes, actor, born.
10/20/1904: Enolia Pettigen McMillian, first female president of NAACP, born.
10/21/1917: John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie, jazz trumpeter & band leader instrumental in development of modern jazz, born.
10/21/1955: Mary Louise Smith, citizen, arrested for refusing to move out of seat before Rosa Parks' stand.
10/22/1912: George Leighton, attorney, judge & activist, born.