Eric H. Holder, the first African American to serve as U.S. Attorney General, has joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.’s national board of directors.
“I’m honored to join the board of this extraordinary organization. It has been a long journey since I began as an intern at LDF more than 40 years ago,” Holder said. He was an LDF intern in 1974 during his first year of law school at Columbia University.
Last year, Holder received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award, LDF’s highest honor. Marshall founded LDF and later became the first African-American Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Appointed by President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, Holder was the 82nd U.S. Attorney General. He took office in 2009 and served six years.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.