A hero, who does not want to be identify, gave $40 million to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in order to fund the education of 50 new civil rights lawyers.
It was announced recently and the experts also said that a program is aimed to help bring 50 new civil rights lawyers in the south.
The scholarship initiative comes from $40 million donation from one single person, who wants to stay anonymous.
The money will be paying for the law school tuition in exchange for a 8 year long commitment towards racial justice work, particularly in the south.
The first 2 years after graduating will be spent in a fellowship with civil rights organization of their choosing.
Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund, released a statement about the incident, where they said:
The donor came to us. The donor very much wanted to support the development of civil rights lawyers in the South. And we have a little bit of experience with that. While without question we are in a perilous moment in this country, we are also in a moment of tremendous possibility, particularly in the South,. The elements for change are very much present in the South, and what needs to be strengthened is the capacity of lawyering.
The new initiative will be named after former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and Constance Baker Motley.
Such an amazing thing to do, thank you anonymous hero.
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