Virginia Sloan Honored by the Southern Center for Human Rights

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) presented Virginia Sloan, Founder & Former President of The Constitution Project, with its Equal Justice Award at the 22nd Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. 

Since 1976, the SCHR has been working for equality, justice, and dignity in the criminal justice system. SCHR’s mission is to end capital punishment, mass incarceration, and other criminal justice practices that are used to control the lives of poor people, people of color, and other marginalized groups in the Southern United States.

As a recipient of this award, Ms. Sloan joins a prestigious group of organizations and individuals whom SCHR has previously honored for their leadership in the fight for human rights and equal justice in the criminal justice system. Past honorees include Senator Cory Booker, Bryan Stevenson, Congressman John Lewis, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this award from the Southern Center for Human Rights, which has led the way toward equal justice since its founding,” said Ms. Sloan. “Although we have had many victories, we’re not there yet. I know that SCHR will continue to be in the forefront of the fight, and I hope to be right there with it.”

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