Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. The NAACP Legal Department maintains an active docket of Civil Rights cases, frequently in conjunction with a team of cooperating lawyers around the nation who work daily in the courts alongside the Legal Department to address Civil Rights violations and forge the way in the fight to prevent the erosion of Civil Rights law in this country.

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History & Achievement

Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legadary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. Many of the most significant of these battles were fought and won under the leadership of Charles Hamilton Houston and his student and protégée, Thurgood Marshall.

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Resources

NAACP Legal Department Expertise

NAACP Legal Department is responsible for corporate issues as well as for civil rights advocacy.

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Civil Rights Legal Docket

View a list of selected NAACP Civil Rights cases for the past years.

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Amicus Briefs

The NAACP is frequently asked to submit Amicus Briefs in civil rights cases, regarding a number of varied legal issues.

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NAACP Legal History

In 1909, the NAACP commenced what has become its legacy of fighting legal battles to win social justice.

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NAACP Legal Awards

The NAACP has a number of annual awards to honor attorneys or units for outstanding civil rights legal achievements

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