ADL honors Marvin Nathan ’66 for lifelong fight against discrimination

Jim Perdue, Jr. speaks during the Art and Science of Persuasive Advocacy CLE event last Friday.

Marvin D. Nathan was honored by the ADL with its Centennial Award for his lifelong fight against discrimination. (Courtesy Stephanie Maierson Photography)

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Nov. 15, 2013 – University of Houston Law Center alum Marvin D. Nathan ’66 was honored by the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Region Thursday with its Centennial Award for his lifelong commitment to civil rights and battle against racial and religious intolerance.

Nathan was recognized during the performance at Jones Hall of Houston in Concert Against Hate in celebration of the ADL’s 100th anniversary. The concert featured the Houston Symphony, actress Alfre Woodard as narrator, and special musical guest Bun B.

The organization cited Nathan “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.


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