Dr. Harry Edwards and Marie DeBartolo receive the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.
About the Simeon Booker Award for Courage
The Simeon Booker Award for Courage is given each year during Nonviolence Week to an individual or group that exhibits the characteristics of Simeon Booker: courage, tenacity, social justice and the willingness to put their lives on the line for a cause.
Simeon Booker was a South Side Youngstown native whose work appeared in leading news publications for more than 50 years. He was known for his journalistic works during the civil rights movement and for his coverage of the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.