The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) Celebrates the new Stamp Honoring the Legacy of Constance Baker Motley
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Today, the United States Postal Service unveiled its 47th Black Heritage stamp which honors the iconic life and legacy of Constance Baker Motley, the second woman lawyer at the LDF and a legal trailblazer in ..read more
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Black Voters Intervene in Lawsuit to Defend Majority-Black Districts in Louisiana
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BATON ROUGE, La. — Black voters and civil rights groups moved to intervene in a new lawsuit late yesterday that would invalidate the congressional redistricting plan enacted just weeks ago. The map was drawn in ..read more
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LDF Sends Letter Regarding Student Uniform Code to Philadelphia Private School
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The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) sent a letter to a Philadelphia private school, Cedar Grove Christian Academy, expressing concern regarding its uniform code, which expressly prohibits certain culturally significant hairstyles, like locs and afros. In the ..read more
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Civil Rights Groups Secure Victory in Landmark Case Challenging Racial Discrimination in Louisiana’s State Legislative Maps 
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CONTACT:  Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, isarda-sorensen@aclu.org, 347-514-3984  Lauren Gaines, ACLU of Louisiana, lgaines@laaclu.org   Phoebe Plagens, Legal Defense Fund, media@naacpldf.org, 646-979-7382  BATON ROUGE, La. — In a victory for fair maps, a federal court today ruled ..read more
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Twelve Civil Rights Organizations Send Letter to Texas Education Agencies Calling for Proper Enforcement of CROWN Act
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Today, twelve civil rights organizations sent a letter to the Texas Education Agency (TEA)  and the Texas State Board of Education urging the agencies to issue detailed guidance to school districts concerning the implementation of ..read more
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Louisiana Passes Map with Second Majority-Black Congressional District
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Following years of litigation, Black voters finally set to achieve fair map BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, the Louisiana Legislature passed a map that creates a second majority-Black congressional district after being granted a final ..read more
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LDF Mourns the Loss of Dexter King Civil Rights Advocate and Son of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Legal Defense Fund extends its deepest condolences and wishes for comfort to the King Family on the passing of Dexter King. Mr. King’s commitment to preserving the legacy of his father, civil rights icon ..read more
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LDF Files Amicus Brief in Case Involving Police Racially Profiling Eric André and Clayton English
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The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) filed an amicus brief in André et al. v. Clayton County, Georgia on behalf of internationally recognized Black comedians Eric André and Clayton English, who, on their way to board ..read more
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LDF Applauds the Department of Justice’s Creation of National Law Enforcement Accountability Database
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On Monday, as required by President Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the launch of ..read more
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Legal Defense Fund Appoints Natalie Thigpen as Chief of Communications and Marketing Officer
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The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) has appointed Natalie Thigpen to serve as its Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CCMO). Thigpen joins LDF from Summit Health and CityMD, where she was Senior Vice President for Culture ..read more
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