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Samuel L. Jackson asks, "What Would Your World Look Like Without LDF?"
From the early days of the Civil Rights movement, African American women have worked and served in numerous and influential leadership roles. What are their experiences and what changes have taken place in their opportunities, expectations, responsibilities, and obstacles? For the eighth annual McGowan Forum on Women in Leadership, a distinguished panel discussed their personal journeys and advice they would offer to young women in the struggle for equality.
Supreme Court Rejects Alabama case
John Paul Schnapper-Casteras, [Special Counsel for Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy] for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, praised the decision saying it provides "an opportunity for black voters to go back before a trial court to carefully examine how Alabama used race to limit black electoral strength."
LDF Welcomes Supreme Court's Decision Returning Alabama's Racially Discriminatory Redistricting Plan to Lower Court for Scrutiny3/25/15
Today, in a 5-4 decision, written by Justice Breyer, the U.S. Supreme Court rekindled a voting rights suit against the state of Alabama involving the use of race in a 2012 redistricting plan.
A Test of Free Speech and Bias, Served on a Plate From Texas
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the Confederate flag has only one fundamental meaning. “It’s a powerful symbol of the oppression of black people,” she said in an interview.
LDF Statement on Resignation of Barbara Arnwine as President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law3/19/15
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is saddened to learn of the resignation of Barbara Arnwine, who provided visionary leadership as the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for more than 26 years. As head of a sister civil rights organization, which also litigated and engaged in public policy, Ms. Arnwine has served as a trusted partner to LDF in the collective pursuit of equal justice under law for almost three decades.