WILLIAM R. LAWS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
The Human Rights Commission accepts nominations from the public for the William R. Laws Human Rights Award at the beginning of the year. The recipient will be a member, a group of members from the community, or a community organization who have made a substantial contribution to the community of Columbus in any area(s) of human equality. The most recent award was presented to Larry Perkinson. Other Laws Award recipients include Dr. Marwan Wafa, Ala’a Wafa, Arlette Cooper Tinsley, Lorraine Smith, Gil Palmer, Tom Harmon, Owen Hungerford, Bob Pitman, Tracy Souza, the Heritage Fund’s Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Tim Solso and Joe Loughrey, Sondra Bolte, Benjamin “Mickey” King, and J. Irwin Miller.