NAACP Chicago Southside Branch Honors Clerk Brown with Harold Washington Award
- Friday, November 21, 2014
On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, received the NAACP’s Chicago Southside Branch’s Harold Washington Award during the 59th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner at the Legacy Banquet Facility in Chicago. The organization recognized Clerk Brown for her leadership as an elected official, significant achievements, and efforts in the field of public service.
“It is of great honor to receive this award in honor of the late Mayor Harold Washington,” said Clerk Brown. “Harold Washington’s legacy empowered me to walk through the doors that he opened back then when he created a seismic political shift, when he campaigned for and was elected as the first African American Mayor of Chicago in 1983. He demonstrated change and represented victory on many formerly disenfranchised groups, both the local and national fronts. To earn an award in honor is very humbling, I will continue to serve by the standards set by this award, and will treasure it forever.”
NAACP Chicago Southside Branch also recognized individuals for their contributions in their fields of justice, political affairs, economic development, housing, education, health, veteran’s affairs, publications, religious affairs, labor and community development in education. Other honorees included: Judge Lionel Jean-Baptiste, Mr. John Clark, Ms. Joyce Gibson, Mr. Phillip Jackson, Dr. Terry Mason, Mr. Robert Davis, Mr. William Garth, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Mr. Robert Simpson and Dr. Derek Jordan.