Spotlight on Humphrey Honoree: Karen K. Narasaki

Thursday, April 1, 2010

On May 12, Karen K. Narasaki, president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), will receive the civil rights community’s highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for dedicating her life to ensuring equal opportunity for all people and working diligently against all forms of discrimination. An expert … Read More

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Leahy, Narasaki, LaMarche and Belafonte to Receive the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Leadership Conference will honor Sen. Patrick Leahy, Karen Narasaki, Gara LaMarche, and Harry Belafonte at the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner to be held on May 12 in Washington, D.C.“This year, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Leadership Conference, it’s our privilege to honor four remarkable individuals who in … Read More

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Civil Rights Book Club: ‘Blood Done Sign My Name’ by Timothy B. Tyson

Friday, March 12, 2010

Blood Done Sign My Name” is a well-researched historical account of the 1970 murder of Henry Marrow, a black Vietnam vet, by three White men.  It is also an emotionally charged autobiography of author Timothy Tyson as it intertwines Tyson’s coming-of-age experiences and commentary with the story of the hate crime that widened the racial … Read More

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Remarks at the 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Breakfast

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The doors of opportunity are opening wide for extraordinary achievements by extraordinary individuals. But, when we examine how entire segments of society are faring, the picture isn’t so pretty. The inequalities in wages and wealth, education and employment, housing and health care are almost as wide as when Dr. King devoted the last year of … Read More

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