Loading

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

1989 Humphrey Award Recipients

Honorable Barbara Jordan

Honorable Barbara Jordan

Jordan, who represented the 18th Congressional District of Texas, was one of the first two African-Americans from the South to be elected to Congress since reconstruction.

Honorable Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

Honorable Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

Weicker represented Connecticut in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, going on to become governor of the state. As a Republican senator in the 1970s, he battled with his own party during Watergate, and introduced the first draft of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1988. His general distrust of partisan politics led him to break with the Republicans in 1989 to run for--and win--governorship of Connecticut as an independent in 1990.

Our Members