ADL honors lifelong civil rights champion Marvin Nathan ’66  

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Marvin D. NathanSept. 20, 2013 – The Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Region is honoring University of Houston Law Center alum Marvin D. Nathan ’66 with its Centennial Award for his lifelong commitment to civil rights and battle against racial and religious intolerance.

Nathan will be recognized Nov. 14 during the performance at Jones Hall of Houston in Concert Against Hatefeaturing the Houston Symphony in celebration of the ADL’s Centennial.

“The Centennial Award is given to the individual who best embodies and promotes the ideals of
ADL and has devoted a lifelong career to support those ideals,” the organization stated in announcing Nathan’s selection. “ADL’s Southwest Region is recognizing Marvin “for his contributions in fighting anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination and fighting for religious freedom for all.”

Nathan, a longtime supporter of the University of Houston Law Center,  worked after law school as a trial lawyer in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice before returning to Houston in 1970 and founding the firm that later became Nathan Sommers Jacobs.

As part of the Houston in Concert Against Hate, ADL will recognize other community heroes
representing a wide range of themes, from promoting civil rights to encouraging inclusive
education for all.

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