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PRINCETON: LDF to honor Louise J. Morse

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) will hold its 35th annual champagne reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 24) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Longtime Princeton resident Louise J. Morse will receive the organization’s annual service award.
 
A special program to commemorate LDF’s 70th year will be moderated by Stanley Katz, professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School.
 
LDF was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall to press for the civil and constitutional rights of African-Americans and other people of color. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice.
 
 
Panelists for this year’s special program will include John Payton, LDF’s current president and director-counsel; Jack Greenberg, who served as president from 1961-1984; Elaine Jones, who served from 1993-2004, and Theodore M. Shaw, who served from 2004 to 2008.The Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) will hold its 35th annual champagne reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 24) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
 
Longtime Princeton resident Louise J. Morse will receive the organization’s annual service award.
 
A special program to commemorate LDF’s 70th year will be moderated by Stanley Katz, professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School.
 
LDF was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall to press for the civil and constitutional rights of African-Americans and other people of color. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice.
 
Panelists for this year’s special program will include John Payton, LDF’s current president and director-counsel; Jack Greenberg, who served as president from 1961-1984; Elaine Jones, who served from 1993-2004, and Theodore M. Shaw, who served from 2004 to 2008.