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LDF Submits Letter to St. Louis Municipalities Addressing Lack of African-American Representation on City Councils4/15/15
On the heels of last week’s historic municipal elections in Ferguson, Missouri, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
In recognition of LDF's 75 anniversary, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issues a statement from the Justice Department praising the past and future work of LDF.
How and Why You Should Record the Police
Broadly speaking, it is always legal to record the police in public places or when they are on-duty, so long as the witness does not interfere with police proceedings. And the proliferation of smart phones and social media has made citizen monitoring of police activity easy: people carry high-quality photo and video technology in their pockets, and can share their records almost instantaneously.
From the Front Lines in Ferguson: A Conversation about Policing, Race, and Justice
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