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ERIC Number: ED141458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
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Nine for Equality Under Law: Civil Rights Litigation. A Report to the Ford Foundation
McKay, Robert B.
This report reviews the litigation activities of the nine organizations which received financial assistance from the Ford Foundation to assess the usefulness of litigation as a means of advancing Constitutional civil rights. The litigation activities of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are described. The Ford Foundation also helped establish the Native American Rights Fund, the Mexican Education Fund, and the Women's Law Fund. The activities of these four organizations are described as are the activities on behalf of former addicts and ex-offenders by the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing and the Legal Action Center. Finally, the Center for National Policy Review, which monitors civil rights and equal opportunity legislation and policy by federal government agencies is described. An appendix lists the recipients of Ford Foundation funds for civil rights litigation programs along with the amount of each grant and the address, director and age of each recipient organization. Photographs of people and activities are included. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation, Educational Programs, Evaluation, Financial Support, Foundation Programs, Laws, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Legal Costs, Minority Groups, Organizational Effectiveness
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43 Street, New York, N.Y.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
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