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"The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is simply the best civil rights law firm in American history." -- President Obama

Past Events

  • Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America

    Event Date(s): 
    March 3, 2012
    The Saint James Hotel
    1200 Water Avenue Ballroom A and B
    Selma, AL

    In commemoration of the 47th Anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" March please join us for a lively panel discussion featuring civil rights legal icon Fred D. Gray, Sr. attorney for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Selma to Montgomery marchers, and plaintiffs in the Tuskegee Experiment case; Ryan Haygood, Director of LDF's Political Participation Group; Dominique Sharpton, National Membership Director of the National Action Network, and Jerome Gray a leading Alabama Civil Rights advocate.

  • 25th Annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner

    Event Date(s): 
    November 3, 2011
    Hilton New York & Towers
    1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street
    New York, NY 10019

    On Thursday, November 3, 2011, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) will host its annual

  • Civil Rights Training Institute

    Event Date(s): 
    October 5, 2011 (All day) - October 7, 2011 (All day)
    Airlie Conference Center Warrenton, VA

    Please join us for one of the country's premier conferences on Civil Rights issues.  Hear from the leading experts on the issues at the forefront of today’s Civil Rights agenda.  Receive updates on the cases defining the Civil Rights debate.  Learn the up to date strategies and tactics being employed nationally to advance the cause of justice.  Help us shape the future of Civil Rights advocacy.  Earn CLE credits as well. 

    Topics at this year’s conference will include:

  • 32nd Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference

    Event Date(s): 
    July 7, 2011 (All day) - July 10, 2011 (All day)
    Airlie Conference Center Warrenton, VA

    Please note: This CAPCON AIRLIE event is invitation only.

    Those who are attending are encouraged to download conference materials here.

  • LDF's 70th Anniversary Celebration--A Discussion and Book Signing

    Event Date(s): 
    June 21, 2011
    The National Archives
    700 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is celebrating its 70th anniversary, and what a wonderful year this has turned out to be.  Our celebration started with four very special events: the Princeton Committee Fall Reception last October in NJ, our annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner last November in New York City, a Reception and Program this past March in Los Angeles, CA and Reception and Panel Discussion last month here in New York City.  We are now excited to reconnect again with our alumni, friends and donors in Washington, DC.

  • Coalition of Community and Advocacy Organizations Hosts Press Conference at School Discipline Code Hearing

    Event Date(s): 
    June 21, 2011 - June 24, 2011

    This week Rachel Kleinman, Leticia Smith-Evans, and Matthew Cregor, attorneys from the Education Practice Group, will be testifying before government officials on some of the most critical issues in elementary, secondary and higher education. Following is a list of their hearings and briefing:

  • Protecting Minority Voting Rights across the State of South Carolina during the 2011 Redistricting Cycle

    Event Date(s): 
    June 11, 2011 (All day)
    Kennan High School Theatre Columbia, SC

    LDF, along with the NAACP State Conference of South Carolina and the National NAACP, will lead an important training on June 11, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina to help prepare community leaders and advocates for the upcoming 2011 redistricting cycle. The training will focus on the central role of the Voting Rights Act during redistricting, provide capacity-building support for existing redistricting-related efforts and outline advocacy strategies to help empower African-American communities to play a central role in the redrawing of district boundaries in their communities.

  • 33rd Annual Julius L. Chambers Invitational Golf Tournament

    Event Date(s): 
    June 2, 2011 (All day) - June 5, 2011 (All day)
    PGA Village Port St. Lucie, FL

    Jullius Chambers Tournament logo

  • Education: The Civil Rights Issue of the 21st Century

    Event Date(s): 
    April 28, 2011
    The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
    515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street The New York Public Library
    New York, NY 10030

    LDF's 70th Anniversary Reception and Discussion, Thursday, April 28, 2011 in New York City.

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) celebrates its 70th anniversary with an event designed to inform and inspire. 

    It is our pleasure to invite you to join us on Thursday, April 28, 2011 for a 70th anniversary reception and discussion:  Education: The Civil Rights Issue of the 21st Century at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street in New York City. 

  • LDF 70th Anniversary Celebration and Conversation

    Event Date(s): 
    March 28, 2011
    The Geffen Playhouse
    10886 Le Conte Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is celebrating its 70th anniversary and what a wonderful year this has turned out to be. 

    It was our pleasure to host a 10th anniversary reception on Monday, March 28, 2011, which was followed by a viewing of the wonderful 70th Anniversary video that was produced by award-winning documentary film maker, Thomas Allen Harris, and a stimulating conversation with John Payton, LDF's President and Director-Counsel, and Theodore (Ted) M. Shaw, LDF's immediate past President and Director-Counsel.