Human Rights Hall of Fame

Hands of different colors reaching upwardsAbout the Hall of Fame

In March 2001, the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights inducted the first 20 honorees into the Human Rights Hall of Fame. Since March 2002, the induction ceremony is held biennially. The inductees are honored for having made great personal sacrifices and contributions to human and civil rights in Montgomery County, either as trailblazers of the past or as current foot soldiers in the struggle.

 
2020 Hall of Fame Human Rights Induction Virtual Ceremony. The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. Nominations should be individuals – either living or deceased – whose ongoing work, service and contributions have positively impacted human and civil rights in the County. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, Oct. 15.

This is the 11th year for this biennial event. The Human Rights Hall of Fame mission is to honor individuals who have made great personal sacrifices in contributing to human and civil rights in Montgomery County, 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. See photos from the 10th year of this biennial event. See HOF archive here.  Submit Your Nomination Today! 



Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for Hall of Fame members, living or deceased, is exemplary leadership,  lifetime or current high impact achievements and lasting impact on Montgomery County's human rights movement. Hall of Fame inductees, nominated by the community and recommended by a panel of community judges, may not include any current staff member of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.

 

 

Nomination Procedures

To nominate an individual for the Hall of Fame:

  • Nomination Form and Print and Mail to the address below.
  • Include a narrative (250-300 words) containing a concise overview supporting the nomination.
  • Provide supplemental information that will further demonstrate the contribution of the individual. If information is not in electronic form (letters of recommendation, newspaper articles, etc.) it can be mailed separately to:
Print and Mail Nomination Form to:

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights
21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330
Rockville, Maryland 20850

 
 

 

Past Inductee and Nominee Information