Society to honor civil rights activist Theodora Lacey

Society to honor civil rights activist Theodora Lacey

Theodora Lacey of Teaneck, civil rights activist and educator, will receive the Jack Rubinstein Ethical Humanist Award at our Society’s Installation Dinner on Saturday, June 3, at 6 pm at the Meetinghouse. The award is bestowed annually on a non-member whose work has had a deep and lasting impact on social justice. Ms. Lacey helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and fought for voting rights, fair housing, and integrated schools. She was a childhood friend of Rosa Parks and her family were members at Dexter Avenue Baptists Church in the 1950s, when Martin Luther King Jr. became the new pastor.

Also at the Installation Dinner, our Society will honor the outgoing Board of Trustees, welcome the new board and celebrate our service to society.

Members Lisa and Ron Schwartz will receive the Anna Garlin Spencer Volunteer Award and two graduating seniors from Rosa Parks High School will be awarded scholarships of $500 each.

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