NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.
Releases by this organization
Monday, August 28, 2017
LDF Statement on the President’s Reported Plan to End Ban on Transfer of Military Equipment to Local Law Enforcement
Tonight, media began reporting that the President plans to end the Obama Administration’s ban on the transfer of certain military equipment to state and local police departments. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s (LDF) Policing Reform Campaign vehemently opposes lifting the ban. The...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Court Decision in Louisiana Voting Rights Case Changes the Course of History for Black Voters for the Better
Yesterday, a federal district court ruled in favor of the Terrebonne Parish NAACP and four Black voters, represented by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, and longtime Louisiana civil rights attorney, Ronald L. Wilson, in an important voting rights...