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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Statement by Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of LDF
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) congratulated Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as he steps down from active service today.
Judge Davis is the first and only African American to represent Maryland on the Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Carolinas.
It is with great sadness that LDF mourns the passing of Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Mayor Lumumba was a revered civil rights lawyer, a human rights activist, and, as the co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, a true revolutionary. He devoted himself completely to principles of freedom and self-determination for black people.