The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) held its 33rd Annual National Equal Justice Awards Dinner (NEJAD)Justice Above All, on Thursday, November 7th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

This year, LDF honored three individuals who have had revolutionary impact on the civil rights landscape and who are driven by the same principles of equality and justice that guide our efforts. In addition, we reflected on the tremendous gains that LDF has won in the last year.

NEJAD 2019 Moments

Special thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s National Equal Justice Awards Dinner a night to remember, including dinner chairs Kim Koopersmith and Angela Vallot, host Jonathan Capehart, our honorees, donors, attendees, and the entire Legal Defense Fund staff. 

For more on this year’s celebration of LDF’s work and legacy, please take a look at the year-in-review and honoree tribute videos below.

LDF 2019 Year-in-Review Video

National Equal Justice Award
2019 Honorees

To read the honorees’ complete biographies, click here.


Next year, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) will be celebrating
its 80th anniversary.