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President Obama Honors Jack Greenberg

Thursday, October 13, 2016

President Obama Honors Jack Greenberg

Statement by the President on the Passing of Jack Greenberg 

Thanks to Jack Greenberg’s devotion to justice, millions of Americans have known the freedom to learn and work and vote and live in a country that more faithfully lives up to its founding principle of equality under the law.  The son of immigrants who had fled anti-Semitism, he believed that civil rights was a cause for all Americans, regardless of race or circumstances of birth.  As a leader of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, he followed in the footsteps of his mentor,  Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and pushed our nation to confront some of our most profound challenges.

Read President Barack Obama's full statement here