The Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) will hold its 35th annual champagne reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 24) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Longtime Princeton resident Louise J. Morse will receive the organization’s annual service award.
A special program to commemorate LDF’s 70th year will be moderated by Stanley Katz, professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School.
LDF was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall to press for the civil and constitutional rights of African-Americans and other people of color. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice.