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Chicago Local President Keith Richardson Honored with ‘Eyes on the Prize’ Award

At the 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 


Photo courtesy of ShaDonna Jackson, AFL-CIO

Chicago Local President Keith Richardson was honored with the “Eyes on the Prize” Award at the 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference on Jan. 20.

The conference’s 2019 theme was: “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explained during his opening remarks, “this is a time to take risks. This is a time to get uncomfortable. That’s when real progress is made.”

The “Eyes on the Prize” Award, one of the six Civil and Human Rights awards given yearly at the conference, is presented to “government, labor, community and faith leaders who exemplify an unyielding commitment to social justice, civil rights and workers’ rights.”