Tre’ Murphy is the Senior Community Organizer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Prior to serving in this role, he served as the Field Organizer at the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. Mr. Murphy has over a decade of community organizing experience at the local, state, and federal levels. As a native of Baltimore, MD, he began his organizing journey with the Baltimore Algebra Project, a fully youth run organization that uses math literacy and organizing to create systematic change in Baltimore City.
Mr. Murphy has been a key part of many coalitions, such as the Alliance for Educational Justice, the Journey for Justice Alliance, the National Student Bill of Rights, the Schools-To Prison Pipeline Coalition, the Movement for Black Lives, and more. Mr. Murphy’s work history spans an array of issues, from youth and education to housing disparities to racial discrimination. In 2015, following the police in-custody death of Freddie Gray, Mr. Murphy, was a key organizer in the Baltimore Uprisings and the formation of Baltimore United for Change. Following the unrest, while the world watched for the city’s response, Mr. Murphy became one of three co-founders for Organizing Black, a grassroots membership led organization dedicated to fighting for the liberation of all Black people.
Mr. Murphy has completed lay ministry training at Epworth United Methodist Church where he obtained his Lay Ministry Certification. Mr. Murphy attended Bowie State University, where he obtained 33 credits and majored in Humanities and Social Science with a concentration in Political Science.