Local CEO and Social Justice Crusader Awarded Highest Honor by N.C. A&T

Bob-Page-Replacements-350.jpgGreensboro, N.C. (Feb. 1, 2018) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has named Bob Page its 2018 Human Rights Medal recipient. 

Page was awarded the medal during the 58th February One Sit-In Celebration, Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Alumni Foundation Event Center.

Page is the chairman and CEO of Replacements Ltd. – the world’s largest retailer of vintage and current china, crystal, silver and collectibles.

Knowing the pain of discrimination firsthand as a gay man drove Page to create a workspace free of fear and bigotry – a company that embraces and celebrates diversity. Under his vision, Replacements employs staff from more than 30 countries, representing a myriad of ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds and experiences.

A long-time activist and leader for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, Page gained national prominence as the most outspoken Tarheel businessman refuting North Carolina’s marriage amendment and House Bill 2.

Page’s commitment to developing a more inclusive society for everyone and the importance of helping his neighbors was inspired by his late father. He joined the push for affordable housing by partnering with Habitat for Humanity on numerous homes and provides clothing for hundreds of needy men, women and children by working with area nonprofits through his personal project, Bob’s Closet.

In addition, he supports organizations such as the NAACP of North Carolina, the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, the Triad Heath Project, the Community Foundation of Greensboro, the Human Rights Campaign, Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency and many others.

In 2016, Triad Business Journal selected Page as the “Most Admired CEO.” The Equality NC Foundation currently gives out state-wide awards named in his honor: the “Bob Page Equality Champion” award.  

The Human Rights Medal was established in honor of the courageous actions taken by Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond, better known as the A&T Four, in 1960.

The award is given annually by N.C. A&T to recognize individuals who have endeavored to correct social injustice and have significantly contributed to the betterment of the world.