LDF represents a number of notable civil rights leaders in our filing of a friend-of-the-court brief on John Hithon’s behalf in Hithon v. Tyson Foods, Inc. , an employment discrimination case where an African-American worker was passed over for promotion and was often called "boy" by his superiors. These leaders include the Hon. U.W. Clemon, Alabama’s first black federal judge, former United Nations Ambassador and Congressman Andrew Young, Rev, and numerous other contemporaries of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. each of whom is a storied civil rights activist in their own right.