Human Relations Award Honorees 1972-2016

  • 1972: Chet Atkins*
  • 1973: Richard H. Fulton
  • 1974: Bernard Werthan, Sr.*
  • 1975: Sarah Cannon*
  • 1976: Dr. Lloyd C. Elam*, William C. Weaver, Jr.*
  • 1977: Anne Potter Wilson*, David K. Wilson*
  • 1978: Chancellor Alexander Heard*, Peggy Weil Steine*
  • 1979: Rabbi Randall M. Falk*, Monsignor George W. Rohling*, Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Sr.*
  • 1980: William E. Greenwood*, Mary Jane Werthan*
  • 1981: John L. Cunningham, Dr. Winfield C. Dunn, Harry Zimmerman*
  • 1982: Nelson C. Andrews*, Dr. Charles E. Boddie*, Dr. Laurence Grossman*
  • 1983: Dr, Thomas F. Frist, Sr.*, James A. Webb, Jr.*
  • 1984: Jane G. Eskind*, Bishop James D. Niedergeses*, Kenneth L. Roberts
  • 1985: Dr. Stanley Bernard*, Dr. Herbert C. Gabbart, James A. O'Hara*

*Deceased

  • 1986: Sister Julianna Beuerlein*, Buddy Killen*, Joe Kraft*
  • 1987: Harris A. Gilbert, Dr. David Satcher, John L. Seigenthaler*
  • 1988: Dr. Benjamin F. Byrd, Jr.*, Annette S. Eskind
  • 1989: Francis S. Guess*, Irby C. Simpkins Jr., Albert Werthan*
  • 1990: Ann F. Eisenstein*, Marvin Runyon*, Father Charles F. Strobel
  • 1991: Fred Cloud*, Noah Liff*, Jack Vaughn
  • 1992: Charles O. Frazier, Suzanne J. Morris*, Drs. Jamye and McDonald Williams
  • 1993: Dr. Dorothy Brown, Joel C. Gordon, Caroll D. Shanks
  • 1994: Andrea Conte, Samuel H. Howard, Rosemary May
  • 1995: DeWitt Ezell Jr., Edward A. Martin*, Beverly Small
  • 1996: Dr. Irwin B. Eskind*, Frank Grace Jr., Leatrice B. McKissack, Owen G. Shell Jr.
  • 1997: John W. Clay Jr., Dr. Buntwal N. Somayaji, Raymond Zimmerman

 

  • 1998: Anthony J. Cebrun, Patrick J. Nolan III, Ben R. Rechter
  • 1999: Charles W. Cook Jr., May Werthan Shayne*, Dr. James E. Walker
  • 2000: Clark D. Baker, Dr. David Jones Jr., Rabbi Kenneth Kanter
  • 2001: Kathy Cloninger, Hope and Howard* Stringer, Reverend James (Tex) Thomas
  • 2002: George E. Barrett*, Richard J. Eskind, Reverend Edwin C. Sanders II
  • 2003: Kenny Blackburn, Orrin H. Ingram, Hedy Weinberg
  • 2004: Joyce Espy Searcy, Douglas A. Small, The Tennessee Titans
  • 2005: Dennis C. Bottorf, John E. Maupin Jr., D.D.S, Sue Fort White, Ed.D.
  • 2006: Felicia Anchor, Anne Holt, Mayor Bill Purcell
  • 2007: Rev. Victor M. Singletary, Ashley T. Wiltshire, Shirley A. Zeitlin
  • 2008: Ronald L. Corbin, Robert S. Lipman, Reverend Becca Stevens
  • 2009: Inez Crutchfield, J.D. Elliott*, Michael Shmerling
  • 2010: Mayor Karl Dean, Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr., Nancy Saturn*, Joseph N. Steakley
  • 2011: Charles W. Bone, Ellen and John Tighe, Reverend Neely Williams
  • 2012: Lady Bird, V. H. "Sonnye" Dixon, Irwin Venick, Linda & Jim Zralek
  • 2013: Father Joe Pat Breen, Iris Buhl, Judge Richard Dinkins, Bernard Werthan*
  • 2014: Dr. Frank H. Boehm, Rev. Judi Hoffman, Forrest E. Harris, Sr., Byron Trauger, SKANSKA
  • 2015: Casa Azafran, Mary Katherine "Kaki" Friskics-Warren, Ronnie Steine, Remziya Suleyman
  • 2016: Rev. Bill Barnes, Rashed Fakhruddin, Abby Rubenfeld, Hershell Warren