Horace Seldon Activities & Awards

Founder, Community Change Inc. in 1968, an organization working for racial justice.
Over 220 interventions, upon invitation, in public/private elementary and secondary schools.
Work on more than 30 college campuses.
Co-founder of the Society Organized Against Racism in New England Higher Education.
Created a system for auditing institutions for racism.
over 60 interventions, upon invitation, in religious institutions.
Creator of lending library of over 2,000 books on issues of race relations & racism.
Planned and conducted hundreds of workshops on racism.
Publisher of regular newsletter on racism circulated in over 30 states.

Other Related Activities

Member Advisory Board Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (Governor’s appointment).
Member Advisory Board State Office of Affirmative Action (Governor’s appointment).
Member Board of Directors Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Member Board of Directors City Mission Society, Boston, and chairperson of the Urban Resource Steering Committee
Member Greater Boston Civil Rights Coalition, active on numerous committees and task forces
President Association of Affirmative Action Professionals
Member Steering Committee Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty
Lecturer Boston College since 1979, teaching “History and Development of Racism in the United States of America”
Lecturer Andover Newton Theological School, teaching “Mission, Racism and Society”
Member Advisory Board National YWCA Racial Justice Institutes on College Campuses
Clerk Board of Directors, Institute for Affirmative Action


Amherst College 1949
Andover Newton Theological Seminary 1953

Awards include

Earl Douglas Award and Life Membership, City Mission Society 1982
Association of Affirmative Action Professional, Life Achievement Award 1995
Beyond War Foundation Award 1989
Political Research Associates 1996
Massachusetts Regional Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico 1996
Special Citation, Boston Police Department 1996
Boston YWCA
American Association of University Women, Diversity Award 1994
Massachusetts Teachers Association 2009
Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice 2013
Horace Seldon Day 2017

Dead Fly Club

This may sound silly, but Dad said again and again that of all of his many awards and such, his favorite was the plaque that grandson Michael Worthley-Seldon presented to him on his 90th Birthday Celebration. See it here.