NAACP Legal Defense Fund

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Illustration by Katie Lukes

Illustration by Katie Lukes

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. 

LDF works to:

  • Diminish the role of race in the criminal justice system and the role of the criminal justice system in community life;
  • Increase fairness and African-American participation in all aspects of economic life;
  • Increase equity in education and eliminate tolerance for schools that fail students; and
  • Achieve full African-American civic engagement and participation in the democratic process.

LDF works both through the courts and through advocacy to the executive and legislative branches, educational outreach, monitoring of federal and state government activity, coalition building and policy research. Additionally, through its scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs, LDF helps students to attend and graduate from many of the nation’s best colleges, universities, and law schools and to develop a lasting commitment to racial justice and public service.

To learn more about the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, click here to go to their website and please consider a small donation of $5 or more to fight discrimination.


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"The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund has been a model organization in promoting equality and racial justice for all. I believe that in such a divided and uneasy time for our country, it's extremely important to stand together, speak up, and support organizations such as the LDF! "

Katie Lukes is an illustrator and designer living and working in Chicago, IL. She is a designer at Threadless by day, and a freelance illustrator by night.


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