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The Power of Now
On May 20th, LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill gave New York University's 183rd Commencement speech at Yankee Stadium in front of an audience of approximately 8,000 people. Ms. Ifill also received a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, at the ceremony, along with Lang Lang, internationally renowened pianist, Peter D. Lax, Abel Prize-winning mathematician and Graca Simbine Machel, political leader and humanitarian, amongst others.
With episodes of police violence against unarmed African-American citizens occurring at a frequency that has raised the national consciousness to an unprecedented level, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) have jointly called for immediate reforms to end police misconduct.
NAACP-LDF: New $30,000 Racial Justice Scholarship for Law Students and Revamped Scholarship for Undergraduates5/18/15
61 Years After Brown v. Board, Segregation Continues
Janel George of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund on the continued struggle for equal access, six decades after the groundbreaking case that desegregated schools