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Today in Civil Rights History: Birth Anniversary of LCCR Founder A. Philip Randolph

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today is the birth anniversary of civil rights activist and LCCR founder A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979). Known as one of the greatest Black labor leaders in America, Randolph founded the first African-American-led labor organization chartered by the AFL in 1925 – the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) – to improve the working conditions for porters … Read More

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Sheila Bair and Van Jones to Receive LCCR’s Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today, LCCR announced that Sheila Bair and Van Jones will be honored at the organization’s annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award Dinner, to be held on May 7, in Washington, D.C.“As the Leadership Conference continues to press for inclusion in protecting civil and human rights, we recognize this year two remarkable individuals for their … Read More

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Wade Henderson and Shiloh Baptist Church Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2009

On Saturday morning, several hundred parishioners and guests gathered at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., for bacon, eggs, and celebration.   The prayer breakfast, organized by the Brotherhood of Shiloh Men, is an annual event held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, the cause for celebration was extended to the … Read More

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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. by Volunteering in Your Community

Thursday, January 15, 2009

As Inauguration Day approaches, we are reminded that social justice activism has been integral in helping us reach this historical moment. But our work is not done; we urge you to renew your commitment to social justice by working in your own community to address inequity.Throughout the country, LCCR and LCCREF work with local groups … Read More

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Sign the Petition: Tell The Republican Leadership to Stop Dragging Their Feet. Restore the VRA Today

Wednesday, July 16, 1969

Sign the Petition: Tell The Republican Leadership to Stop Dragging Their Feet. Restore the VRA Today In the two years since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in Shelby County v. Holder, Republican leaders in Congress have ignored widespread voting discrimination by not passing legislation to restore the VRA. By not … Read More

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