Basic Summary

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is a leading United States civil rights organization that supports civil rights for African-Americans as well as other minorities. This organization supplies lawyers and attorneys to support those fighting for civil rights. Hence, they helped James Meredith in his attempt to integrate into the University of Mississippi.


In 1940, Thurgood Marshall established the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. NAACP LDF is America's oldest civil rights organization devoted for securing equal rights for all. They supplied lawyers and attorneys to help those fighting for equal rights. This organization, under Thurgood Marshall's leadership, won the Brown v. Board of Education case, which eliminated segregation in public schools. There were also many other court cases that this organization brought to the Supreme Court, but the Brown v. Board of Education case was one of the most important ones.