The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
1987 Humphrey Award Recipients
Herbert L. Block
Political cartoonist Block, known as "Herblock," began his career in the 1920s, He coined the term "McCarthyism" to describe the tactics of anti-Communist senator Joe McCarthy. Herblock's cartoons lampooned every US president from Herbert Hoover to George W Bush, chronicling the great issues of his time, including the Great Depression, the rise of Hitler, the Cold War, and the civil rights movement.
A prominent attorney and noted civil rights activist, Branton was a strong advocate of voting rights for all Americans; he achieved national prominence when he served as chief counsel for the plaintiffs in the 1957 Little Rock desegregation case.
Founder of CORE, Farmer was a dedicated leader in the use of nonviolent direct action. Farmer participated in the 1961 Freedom Rides, and was one of the sponsors of the 1963 civil-rights march on Washington.