“In his own words” profile – Rev. Wendell Paris, Sr. has promoted civil rights and economic development for lower-income minorities.
Isabel Rubio serves as executive director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!), a nonprofit organization that facilitates the social, civic and economic integration of Hispanic individuals and families through its educational, leadership-development programs. Greatly influenced by the struggle for civil rights in her native Mississippi, Rubio founded the coalition.