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Spencer Awards Celebrate the American Spirit
Together, Marian Spencer and her late husband, Donald, took on segregation when and where they encountered it in their hometown. Over the course of 70 years, they became the first couple of civil rights in Cincinnati. Cincinnatus hosted its first Spirit of America Awards in their honor on May 28, 2015, at the Netherland Hilton with Mariam Spencer in attendance with family and friends. The awardees were: individual, Willie F. Carden Jr., the director of the Cincinnati Parks Department; nonprofit: Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries; and for profit, the Kroger Company. Each was celebrated for contributions to civil rights.
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