Monday, April 1, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute will honor five people with its annual humanitarian awards on April 19 at Jackson State University.
Those to be honored are:
— Rev. John Earl Cameron of Jackson, a civil rights activist who ran for Congress in 1963.
— Alvin O. Chambliss, an attorney who represented Jake Ayer Sr. in the landmark lawsuit over desegregation in Mississippi's higher education system.
— Jackson attorney Robert McDuff, whose work has include voting rights issues, civil rights and criminal law.
— Nsombi Lambright, director of Resource Development and Communications for One Voice and former director of the Mississippi ACLU.
— Euvester Simpson, who began her involvement in the Civil Rights movement as a high school student when she joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.