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Our Leadership

"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham, Alabama jail, April 16, 1963

Our Story

The ICDHR is committed to promoting a greater understanding between, and among, people who occupy this planet. Designed to create and implement human relations models across gender, racial and cultural boundaries, the ICDHR advocates for diversity and inclusion and diversity appreciation (D&I) since its inception in 1972. I has long been understood that true diversity and inclusion cannot exist alongside racism, sexism and classism.


The ICDHR has identified the following areas that can improve D&I:

  • D&I as a Core Value

  • D&I Must be "Two-sided"

  • Reality: D&I efforts still need to be reviewed

Rev. Clyde Brooks

Rev. Clyde Brooks

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Reverend Brooks is recognized throughout the United States as a human relations building scholar. Having served as a National Board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the only organization led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., National Director for Fair Labor and Equal Employment Opportunity for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associations, a representative to the White House Conference on Small Business, and a host of other national assignments, Reverend Brooks is sought after as a consultant, speaker, and advisor. His exceptional analytic skills have been used to identify potential problems before they become a problem.

We honor his 60-years of service and commitment to the pursuit of equity, diversity and inclusion.

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