The Ohio Nonviolence Week committee has announced the recipients of the Simeon Booker Award for Courage.

The award is named after Simeon Booker, a journalist that grew up in Youngstown.

Booker became the first African-American reporter for the Washington Post and later wrote for Jet Magazine.

He covered the murder of Emmitt Till for the magazine.

The national recipient is Dr. Harry Edwards, a sociologist that mentors athletes. He has been a consultant with the 49ers for many years and also works with the Golden State Warriors.

Edwards has worked with athletes for over 50 years and founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights. John Carlos and Tommie Smith, who raised their fists in the black power salute at the 1968 Olympics were part of the Olympic Project for Human Rights group.

The local recipient of the Simeon Booker Award for Courage is Denise DeBartolo York, owner of the San Francisco 49ers.

According to the release, DeBartolo York has been supporting women and minorities quietly in the Mahoning Valley and San Francisco area for years.

The organization says DeBartolo York is a champion for social justice and dares to stand up for what she believes in.