ACLU, for first time, elects Black person as its president

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Archer, a law professor at New York University with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president. The ACLU announced Monday that Archer was elected in a virtual meeting of the organization’s 69-member board of directors. She succeeds Susan Herman, a professor at Brooklyn Law School who had served as president since 2008. The fight against racial injustice is expected to be a top priority for the ACLU now that Donald Trump’s presidency is over. While Trump was in office, the ACLU filed more than 400 lawsuits and other legal actions against his administration.last_img

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