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Six Residents to be Inducted Into Human Rights Hall of Fame
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Six residents will be inducted into the Human Rights Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) at a 2 p.m. program and reception on Sunday, October 24. The event will be held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown,

The honorees will be recognized for their visionary leadership, outstanding achievement and altruism on the road to eliminating discrimination and advancing human rights.

The following will be inducted at the 2010 ceremony: Esther R. Delaplaine, Warren Fleming, Dr. Suresh K. Gupta, MD, Henry Hailstock, Monsignor Ralph Kuehner and Betty L. Valdes.  The inductees were nominated by community members and selected by a panel of judges.  This is the sixth induction into the Human Rights Hall of Fame which was established in 2001. The names of the inductees will appear on a sculpture displayed in the lobby of the Executive Office Building in Rockville.

Carl O. Snowden, director of the Office of Civil Rights for the State of Maryland will be the Keynote Speaker. Music will be provided by Melissa Blue, 2009 NAACP ACTSO winner and the John F. Kennedy High School Jazz Band.  This year’s event will also highlight the 50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Commission and the Office of Human Rights.

The program is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Call 240-777-8467 to RSVP.

For more about the Human Rights Hall of Fame and the names of previous inductees, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/humanrights.

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