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Tonight, Ohio Valley Goodwill is happy to congratulate Robert Harris as he is inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Although the formal induction took place back in October, Robert is receiving special recognition for his achievement tonight.
Robert has spent over 65 years pledging himself to communities all over Cincinnati as an advocate for people of all abilities. As an individual with a disability, Robert’s first-hand experience inspired him to become lifelong community advocate for civil rights. Robert has been a leader for the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, SORTA, Bridges for a Just Community and the Cincinnati Coalition for People with Disabilities. The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners recently recognized Robert’s experience and expertise by appointing him to the Developmental Disabilities Services Board.
Ohio Valley Goodwill has been honored to work with Robert, and can think of no better way to honor his lifetime of service than this important nomination to the United Way Hall of Fame. His contributions have touched the lives of thousands, and as such, deserve to be recognized. Robert will join the ranks of such luminaries as Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Dr. Marian Spencer, Rev. Damon Lynch, Sr., Senator William Bowen, Theodore M Berry, Judge Nathaniel Jones, Mrs. Marjorie Parham, Dr. Karla Irvine. In addition to his contemporaries, Robert will be among great historical figures like Jesse Owens and the Tuskegee Airmen. It is a place of honor that is well deserved for such a great patron of Cincinnati.
Robert will be honored tonight at the United Way Building on Reading Rd. The Cincinnati Herald has more information on the event here.