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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
LDF Unveils Historic Legal Document that Set the March from Selma to Montgomery in Motion, Leading to the Passage of the Voting Rights Act of 19653/05/15
As we approach the 50thAnniversary of Bloody Sunday, we are proud to showcase a key, historical document from LDF’s archives about its role in the march from Selma to Montgomery. On March 16, 1965, LDF attorneys Jack Greenberg, Norman Amaker, Charles H.
LDF Calls For Wholesale Reforms in Light of DOJ’s Findings of Pattern of Police Bias and Excessive Force in Ferguson3/04/15
Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses Justice Department's Criminal Justice Reforms Recommendations on The Take Away3/03/15
Justice Department Taskforce Recommends Criminal Justice Reforms
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, says it often seems like police departments are at war with communities. She welcomes the reforms being recommended by the DOJ.
LDF's Statement on Proposed Recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on 21st Century Policing3/02/15
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. is encouraged by the recommendations for police reform outlined in the report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which was released today. The Task Force, established by Executive Order in December 2014, was created to identify best practices and offer recommendations on how policing practices can build public trust and promote effective crime reduction.
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund is deeply saddened by the passing of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, the former president of Notre Dame University and trusted civil rights advisor to several U.S. presidents. Father Hesburgh died Thursday, February 27th, in South Bend, Indiana at age 97.