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Ohio Valley natives honored on ‘Civil Rights Day’

Updated: Thursday, February 27 2014, 05:00 PM EST

CHARLESON, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proclaimed Thursday “Civil Rights Day in West Virginia” with the 11th annual Governors Civil Rights day in Charleston.

Twenty-six people from across the Mountain State were honored for their commitment to their communities. Among those taking part in the program were the Rev. Darrell Cummings from Wheeling.

Three people from the Ohio Valley were honored. Rose Hibbett, one of the first black nurses at Wheeling Hospital, and the Rev. Willie Nevels, one of the Ohio Valley’s first black referees, and Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottner from the Wheeling Human Rights Commission were also honored.

The honorees were applauded for their contributions, generosity, and service to the state.


Photo:  Rev. Darrell Cummings from Wheeling greets, Rose Hibbett, one of the first black nurses at Wheeling Hospital. Both were honored during the 11th annual Governors Civil Rights day in Charleston.

Ohio Valley natives honored on ‘Civil Rights Day’


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