JOIN THE FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUALITY

Despite our progress, discrimination continues to limit opportunities for African Americans and other people of color. But minorities have a powerful voice speaking out for them, and fighting their fight: the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NAACP LDF).

NAACP LDF is America’s premier nonprofit legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, we seek to:

  • Increase economic fairness and promote equal pay for all Americans
  • Increase equity in education by removing racial barriers to educational opportunity
  • End racial bias in the criminal justice system
  • Protect voting rights and achieve full African-American civic engagement

For over 70 years, NAACP LDF has struggled for and protected civil rights that all Americans enjoy today. But unfortunately, we know that a right gained is not a right secured forever.

Your generosity makes the difference as we fight to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society. Please make your tax-deductible gift to NAACP LDF today.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on individual contributions to continue our work. We understand the importance of protecting your personal information. Rest assured that giving a tax-deductible donation to LDF is safe. For tax purposes, our EIN is 13-1655255. Our full privacy policy is available here.

Our Major Battles

2013

LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL

2010

Supreme Court rules against Chicago's discriminatory hiring practices

2008

African-American and Latino NYC employees win $21 million discrimination suit

1991–1993

States forced to implement federal mandate to test poor children for lead poisoning

1983

Tax–exempt status denied to religious schools that discriminate on the basis of race

1971

Racially discriminatory tests for employment or promotion ruled illegal

1968

Congress passes Fair Housing Act

1965

Voting Rights Act passed by Congress

1954

Brown v. Board of Education abolishes segregation in public schools