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Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg ’62 to Receive 2014 Be the Dream MLK Legacy Award

Publication Date: 1/13/2014

Rhodes alumna Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg ’62 is one of seven individuals to be presented a 2014 Be the Dream MLK Legacy Award by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton on Jan. 20. The ceremony will take place at the historic Mason Temple where King delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.

The award honors a living individual whose life has embodied the spirit and legacy of service, sacrifice and hope that defined King’s work.

Following King’s assassination, Wurzburg established the Memphis Panel of American Women to fight against racial and religious discrimination. She went on to serve on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and is author of Tennessee’s first anti-discrimination in employment and public accommodations law. Wurzburg also has served on the Federal Railroad Administration’s Minority Business Resource Center.

Tags: Alumni, Honors, Service