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The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund is deeply saddened by the passing of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, the former president of Notre Dame University and trusted civil rights advisor to several U.S. presidents. Father Hesburgh died Thursday, February 27th, in South Bend, Indiana at age 97.
LDF Applauds Today's Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Send Nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General to the Senate for Final Vote2/26/15
On November 8, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the nation's 83rd Attorney General. If confirmed, Lynch would be the nation's first African-American woman to head the Justice Department.
THE PAUL ROBESON LECTURE
WITH GUEST SPEAKER SHERRILYN IFILL
PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR-COUNSEL, NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND
Janel George Weighs In on Missouri Having Highest Suspension Rate in the U.S. for Black Elementary Students2/24/15
Missouri’s Suspension Rate of Black Elementary Students Highest in the Nation
Janel George, Senior Education Policy Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, said the study should spur schools and communities to action.
“The nation can’t close the achievement gap if we don’t close the discipline gap,” she said during the conference call.
The International Business Times quotes LDF Director of the Washington D.C. Office Leslie Proll in an article highlighting singer John Legend's Oscar accepttance speech addressing voting rights during the Academy Awards ceremony on February 22, 2015: