Attorneys who argued the case against segregation stand together smiling in front of the U. S. Supreme Court Building after the High Tribunal ruled that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. Left to right are George E. C. Hayes, of Washington, DC; Thurgood Marshall, Special Counsel for the NAACP; and James Nabrit, Jr., Professor and Attorney at Law at Howard University in Washington.
On May 17, 2012, LDF joined other civil rights organization to co-sponsor the second national conference of the National Coalition on School Diversity, which LDF helped to found in 2009. Entitled “Advancing the Legacy of Mendez and Brown,” the conference was designed to highlight both the opportunities and challenges that have arisen with respect to promoting educational diversity, inclusion and opportunity in recent years. LDF attorneys served as speakers and moderators on multiple panels.