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In Commemoration of Its 50th Anniversary, LDF Urges Congress to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act4/10/15
On April 11th, 2015, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law by then-President and former school teacher Lyndon Johnson, LDF urges Congress to pass an ESEA reauthorization bill that honors the federal role in holding states accountable for ensuring equal access to quality educational opportunities. We are at a pivotal moment in our nation's histor
Change is coming to Ferguson
"Change is coming to Ferguson. In the next few weeks the Department of Justice (DOJ) will begin to negotiate in earnest with the city to restructure the police department, which the department has charged with engaging in a pattern and practice of racial discrimination."
Guest Blog: Janai Nelson, Preserving the Nuance of a Suspended Section 5
Murder Charges Against South Carolina Patrolman Leads Legal Defense Fund to Renew Call to End Epidemic of Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Civilians4/08/15
The appalling video showing the hideous attack on Walter Scott by North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager must spur everyone who values human rights and justice to demand an end to racial bias and excessive force in policing.
On Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses Shooting by Police of Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina4/08/15
Demonstrations Held in Response to South Carolina Shooting
Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund discusses the video that captured the shooting death of an unarmed black man in South Carolina, and whether the officer who fired the gun would have been charged if the video hadn’t surfaced.