The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced last Monday that its national board elected Deborah Archer as their first-ever Black President since the organization was established in 1920.
Archer, a civil rights attorney and professor at New York University School of Law, sat on the board of the ACLU and has served as general counsel since 2017. In a statement from the ACLU, Archer said, “After beginning my career as an ACLU fellow, it is an honor to come full circle and now lead the organization as board president. This organization has been part of every important battle for civil liberties during our first century, and we are committed to continuing that legacy as we enter our second. I could not be more excited to get to work.” (Source: The Hill)