introduction

LDF’s mission has always been transformative: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

The new political landscape and a retrenchment in key areas of civil right poses unprecedented threats to the hard-won gains of the last half century. From new assaults on voting rights, to a renewed push to undermine equal access to quality education, to the reversal of criminal justice and policing reform, we face significant challenges in every area of our work.

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history

history

LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice.

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staff

staff

LDF staff are dedicated to defending the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle.

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scholarships

scholarships

Through its scholarship programs, LDF helps students to attend and graduate from many of the nation’s best colleges, universities, and law schools.

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