On May 14, 2016, Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem., who resides at the Norbertine Priory of St. Moses the Black in Raymond, Mississippi, received the John Dixon Award from the Jackson Branch NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
Fr. Tobin was recognized for his community service, social justice activism, and solidarity with the NAACP in Mississippi. The award he received is named after John Dixon, who was a freedom fighter with Medgar Evers and Aaron Henry.
“I had no idea it was coming, which made it all the more personal,” said Fr. Tobin. “We are family. The struggle goes on.”
He is pictured with his award alongside Maggie Benson White, officer with the NAACP and member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
Fr. Tobin Recognized for Service, Activism, and Solidarity
By prior | May 26, 2016
Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem., and Maggie Benson White | Photo by Alice Tisdale—editor and publisher of the Jackson Advocate, Mississippi’s oldest Black Newspaper On May 14, 2016, Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem., who resides at the Norbertine Priory of St. Moses the Black in Raymond, Mississippi,…