The 2004 Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award Dinner was held on Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the Hilton Washington & Towers in Washington, D.C.
This year’s award recipients were Tom Joyner, radio personality and advocate for civil rights and economic justice; Ambassador Connie Morella, eight-term member of Congress and current United States’ Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and Gerald McEntee, International President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
In addition, Dr. Irwin Jacobs, co-founder and chairman of Qualcomm, Inc., received the 2004 Chair’s Award for his dedication to equality and diversity and his extraordinary commitment to education reform.
Tom Joyner’s commitment to civil rights spans years of selfless and courageous dedication to social and economic justice. As the host of ABC Radio’s “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” he is known as the “Hardest Working Man in Radio.” He has raised the nation’s conscience on countless consumer issues, championed voting rights, and, by emphasizing the importance of the census, has personally encouraged millions of African Americans to stand up and be counted. More about Tom Joyner
Currently the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Ambassador Constance Morella is recognized for the integrity, courage, and consistency she has brought to the cause of civil and human rights during an outstanding career of public service. During her sixteen years in the U.S. House of Representatives, she championed crucial legislation on civil rights restoration, fair housing, rights of persons with disabilities, women’s rights, minimum wage and affirmative action and religious liberties. More about Connie Morella
As International President of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and LCCR Treasurer, Gerald McEntee has been a tireless advocate for workers’ rights, a theme that is central to the mission of LCCR. His ability to unite the labor community has protected the rights and enriched the lives of individual workers and their families. More about Gerald McEntee
Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Chairperson’s Award Recipient
Dr. Irwin Jacobs was honored as a testament to Qualcomm’s commitment to diversity in the workplace and its support of affirmative action. Jacobs is a recognized leader in the education reform movement as demonstrated through his support and leadership of High Tech High and his support of the LCCREF’s “Brown at 50” celebration. More on Dr. Irwin Jacobs
More about the 2004 Dinner
- Civil Rights Coalition Announces Recipients of Hubert H. Humphrey Award
- Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Honors Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Awardees
Dr. Dorothy I. Height