- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A diverse group of 10 people were inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s Hall of Fame.

Members of the commission on Thursday recognized lifetime achievements of honorees, including Jessie O. Gooding, a former president of Dayton’s NAACP, and John B. Williams, who was a “Buffalo Soldier” and fought in Europe during World War II.

Other inductees, according to The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1pLhpWK ), included 84-year-old Joan Evelyn Southgate, who traced the Underground Railroad from Cleveland to Canada on a 519-mile walk in 2003.

Cincinnati native Emily Spicer was recognized for her work as a teacher and principal trying to end segregation in the city’s schools. Three Freedom Riders from Ohio - Betty Daniels Rosemond, David Fankhauser and Frances L. Wilson Canty - also were honored.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com



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