The Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations

 

Powell-Reznikoff

Humanitarian Awards Ceremony

 

    

Fr. Elmer S. Powell             Rabbi Marvin M. Reznikoff

 

 

 

 

 

            In 1978, the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations began recognizing Baton Rouge citizens who have helped to achieve the goals of the organization: to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and to foster better human relations.  Usually two persons are chosen each year to receive humanitarian awards.

 

In 1993, the Council decided to name its awards after the late Fr. Elmer S. Powell, former Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, and  the late Rabbi Marvin M. Reznikoff, former spiritual leader of Liberal (now Beth Shalom) Synagogue.   Both served on the Board of Directors, made significant contributions toward improving human relations in the Baton Rouge community, and were made life members of the Council.

 

 

 

1978:    Dr. Dupuy H. Anderson

            Dr. Ralph M. Dreger

 

1981:    Mr. J. D. DeBlieux

            Mrs. Annie A. Smart

 

1982:    Mrs. Hester Sobel           

            Mr. A. R. Williams

 

1983:    Mr. Hoyt Cragg   

            Mrs. Annie B. Knox

 

1984:    Dr. Paul Y. Burns

            Mr. Willis V. Reed

 

1985:    Mrs. Roberta Madden

            Dr. Press Robinson

 

1986:    Mrs. Eva R. Legard

            Mrs. Harriet Sento

            Mrs. Mary B. Wall

 

1987:    Dr. Yousef Danesh

            Mrs. Rupert F. Richardson

 

1988:    Mr. Richard Goldberger

            Mrs. Doucette Pascal

 

1989:    Mr. William P. Black

            Mrs. Evelyn C. Hollins

 

1990:    Dr. Hilda C. M. Arndt

            Dr. Huel D. Perkins

 

1991:    Dr. Raymond B. Floyd      

            Mrs. Dorothy L. Stubbs

 

1992:    Mrs. Marian Baun

            Maj. Reginald R. Brown

 

1993:    Rabbi Barry Weinstein

            Mr. A. Z. Young

 

1994:    Rev. Christopher Andrews

            Dr. Rogers J. Newman

            Dr. Valerian E. Smith

            (Posthumously)

 

1995:    Mrs. Eileen R. Armstrong

            Mr. Jewel J. Newman

 

1996:    Ms. Mercedese Broussard

            Mr. Robert B. Holtman

            Mr. Horatio Thompson

 

1997:    Prof. Florence T. Robinson

            Mr. Patrick Shingleton

 

 

1998:    Mrs. Mary Frey Eaton

            Mr. Claude Doucette

 

 

1999:    Dr. Laura F. Cassidy

            Dr. William M. Cassidy

            Dr. James E. Cross

 

2000:    Dr. Margaret Pereboom

            Dr. Robert L. Ford

 

2001:    Rev. Mary Moody

            Mr. Roger Guissinger

 

2002:    Mrs. Pat McCallister-LeDuff

            Rev. Dr. Steve Crump

 

2003:    Ms. Willie C. Johnson

            Rev. Philip Woodland

 

2004:   Mr. Thomas Gess

            Mrs.  Kathy Gess

            Rev. Charles  T. Smith

 

2005:    Mr. Johnny A. Jones Sr.

            Ms. Martha White

            Ms. Gertrude “Trudi” K. Meyers

 

2006:    Dr. Aileen Hendricks

            Mr. Thomas Woods

 

2007:    Rev. Betty B. Claiborne

            Rev. Randy Nichols

 

2008:    Dr. Holley Galland

            Rev. William King

 

2009:    Mrs. Mildred M. Clark

            Mr. Fredrick J. Bahlinger