Former federal judge to be honored in Ohio hometown


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former federal judge and lifelong civil rights advocate is coming back to his Ohio hometown to receive an inaugural award.

The Vindicator of Youngstown (http://bit.ly/2deqnm3 ) reports that 90-year-old Nathaniel Jones is being honored at the DeYor Performing Arts Center on the evening of Oct. 5 with the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.

This is the first year for the award created as part of the sixth annual Ohio Nonviolence Week, a five-day celebration.

Jones attended Youngstown State University after World War II. He was appointed to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

In July, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP’s highest honor, joining other honorees such as George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com

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