Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Civil rights leader, others honored

By Allen Howard
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Civil rights leader Dr. Milton Hinton and photographer Gordon Parks were among those honored this weekend at the 11th annual Imagemaker awards ceremony.

        The awards, presented by Applause Magazine on Saturday night at the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts, are given to individuals for achievements in arts, communications, corporate achievements, education, entrepreneurship, medicine/health/technology, music/entertainment and public service.

        Mr. Parks, of New York, received an honorary tribute for his lifetime achievements as an author, filmmaker, photographer and composer.

        (An exhibit of Mr. Parks' work is on display through May 6 at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park.)

        Dr. Hinton, who headed the local branch of the NAACP from 1994 to 2000, was given a lifetime achievement award for his work in civil rights.

        Other honorees:

        • Advocacy: Waldo B. Jeff, director, Global Diversity Center of Excellence at Procter & Gamble.

        • Arts: Don and Paula Sherman, for their work as a couple in leading and developing children in the art world.

        • Communication: Andria Carter, a reporter for the Cincinnati Herald.

        • Corporate achievement: John Jackson, a Cincinnati Bell executive.

        • Education: Janice Glaspie, a teacher at Bramble Academy in Madisonville.

        • Entrepreneurship: John Thomas, owner of WCIN-AM.

        • Medicine/health/technology: Cheryl Hutchins, an HIV/AIDS counselor.

        • Music/entertainment: Rodney Posey, a minister who brings gospel music to the streets.

        • Public service: Anthony Pack, director of the Inner City Tennis Project.

        Special recognition awards went to Dick Aft, former president of the United Way/Community Chest; Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey, head of the Second Episcopal District; Brewster Rhoads and Donald Spencer, for leading a successful campaign to get a school levy passed last year; boxers Dante Craig and Ricardo Williams, who represented the United States in the 2000 Olympics; and the Links, a nonprofit African American women's group.


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