The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will honor U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, outgoing Director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office Laura Murphy, and retired Senator Bob Dole with the civil and human rights coalition’s highest honor at the 39th Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner. 

The Humphrey Award is presented annually to outstanding individuals who best exemplify Senator Humphrey’s selfless and devoted service in the cause of equality—an honor roll that, over the years, has included President Bill Clinton, Congressman John Lewis, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Sheila Bair, civil rights champion Dr. Dorothy Height, disability advocate Tammy Duckworth, and labor leader Dolores Huerta, among others. Last year’s honorees were Senator Tom Harkin, education reform advocate Randi Weingarten, and labor leader Eliseo Medina.

“All of us who value equality and freedom can be inspired by these strong voices of inclusion and champions of social justice,” said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “In the spirit of our award's namesake, our honorees have answered Senator Humphrey's exhortation to embrace civil rights for all Americans and to ‘walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.’”

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What: The 39th Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner honoring the Honorable Eric Holder, Laura Murphy, and Senator Bob Dole.

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Reception at 5:00 p.m. - Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. 

Posted February 12, 2015


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You dont't have to be a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland to participate in this amazing adventure. The Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour was modeled from the idea of the Civil Rights Heritage Tour initiated from the work of the Raleigh North Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Bruce Lightner the Committee Founder. Click here for more information!

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