is affiliated with the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, begun in 1963 at the request of President John F.
consists of nearly 200 national organizations.
When I saw 'Crash' I was deeply moved not just by the powerful portrayal of the racial, ethnic and class tensions in our society, but because the characters and situations felt so real," said Wade Henderson, Executive Director of LCCR.
Humphrey Civil Rights Award has LCCR ever considered a film," continued Henderson.
At the 2006 Awards LCCR will also honor Monica Lozano, Chair of the National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Board of Directors and Publisher and CEO of La Opinion, the nation's leading Spanish language daily newspaper.
The collection of firsthand written accounts, audio and video interviews and photographs, form the world's largest archive of civil rights memories and marks a major milestone of the Voices of Civil Rights, a collaboration of AARP, LCCR and the Library.
LCCR Executive Director Wade Henderson noted that the stories reflect both the price of progress and the need to continue the push for equality and justice.
For LCCR, the Voices of Civil Rights project is more than just an archive," said Henderson.
Executive Director Wade Henderson noted, "The route includes stops that serve to remind us of our history and struggle for equality.
WHO: Attendees include AARP President Marie Smith, LCCR
Executive Director Wade Henderson, Deputy Librarian of Congress General Donald L.
Executive Director Wade Henderson noted that the Bus Tour will collect stories from a diverse range of people -- including women, people with disabilities, students, and racial and ethnic minorities -- whose personal experiences tell the collective story of our country's Civil Rights Movement.