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LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill weighs in on the portrayals of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lyndon Johnson in the new movie, "Selma."
LDF Seeks Investigation of Darren Wilson Grand Jury Proceedings by 21st Judicial Circuit in Missouri1/05/15
LDF Mourns Passing of Edward William Brooke, III, First African American Elected to the Senate and Architect of Fair Housing Act of 19681/04/15
George Discusses Race, Gender and Discipline Disparities in Winter Issue of the National Bar Association12/29/14
Although no one was injured and no property was damaged, Kiera was arrested, charged with two felonies, suspended from school for 10 days, and sent to an alternative school. Public outcry resulted in the dropping of the felony charges and Kiera graduated from high school, but her family accumulated significant legal fees and it may take years to remove the felony arrest from her records.
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2014 has been a year of challenges and opportunities in the battle for racial justice. In the courts and in community meetings, on panels and in convenings, through media and reports, and before Congress, LDF has been on the front lines pushing for change. We also celebrated the 60th Anniversary of LDF’s iconic victory in Brown v.