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The Power of Now
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) has appointed Coty Montag, an experienced civil rights attorney, as Deputy Director of Litigation.
JOINT STATEMENT ON CHARGES ISSUED BY ST. LOUIS COUNTY
AGAINST PROTESTERS ARRESTED LAST YEAR
St. Louis County is marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown by charging hundreds of people arrested by the St. Louis County Police in protest actions that occurred since August of 2014. The State Prosecuting Attorney has refused to pursue these charges. The City of Ferguson, where most incidents occurred, has not pursued charges.
LDF deeply mourns the passing of iconic civil rights leader Julian Bond, a leading and tireless social activist, institution-builder, and advocate for racial justice and human rights. Mr. Bond’s profound impact on the struggle for equality and racial justice in America spans generations. As a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Georgia state legislator, and captivating narrator of the PBS series “Eyes on the Prize”, Mr.