Throughout much of its history, litigation has been one of the primary methods used by the NAACP and its units around the country “to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.” The NAACP’s legacy of successfully utilizing the courts as the “great equalizers” of rights and opportunities continues to the present day. Over the past year, the NAACP – especially through its units – has achieved hard-won victories

in state and appellate courts throughout the country that ultimately redound to the bene t of all persons and make this great nation “more perfect.” Below we summarize some of the victories recently achieved by your NAACP.