First black Labor Secretary Alexis Herman recalls she learned perseverance from her father

May 1997
Jet;05/26/97, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p5
Looks at Alexis Herman, the first African-American Labor Secretary. The lessons Herman learned from her father, Alex Herman; Their confrontations with the Ku Klux Clan; Her career in politics.


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