October 19, 2022

Nominations Can Be Submitted for Montgomery Human Rights Hall of Fame Through Thursday, Nov. 10

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is now accepting nominations for its Human Rights Hall of Fame. Nominations must be individuals—living or deceased—whose work, service and contributions have positively impacted human and civil rights in the County. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Nov. 10.

A select number of nominees will be recommended for induction into the Hall of Fame by a selection panel composed of Hall of Fame members. The induction ceremony is planned for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at BlackRock Center for the Arts, which is located at 12901 Towns Commons Dr. in Germantown.

The nomination form can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/humanrights/.

This is the 12th year for the biennial Hall of Fame selections. The Hall of Fame was founded in 2001.

The mission of the Human Rights Hall of Fame is to honor individuals who have made great personal sacrifices in contributing to human and civil rights 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.

The Hall of Fame has previously inducted 102 honorees. A complete listing of inductees, and more information about the Hall of Fame, can be found at the Office of Human Rights website.

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