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Deborah Archer Becomes ACLU's First Black President in Its 101-Year History

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) just announced Deborah Archer as its new president, reports The Associated Press. Archer will become the first Black person to head the organization’s 69-person board in its 101-year history.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ACLU (@aclu_nationwide) The former ACLU fellow will replace Susan Herman who stepped down after leading the board for 12 years through lots of controversial moments which include the emergence of civil liberties and privacy concerns in the digital age along with the Trump administration. “After beginning my career as an ACLU fellow, it is an honor to come full circle and now lead the organization as board president,” shared Archer in a statement, according to Black Enterprise. “The ACLU has proven itself as an invaluable voice in the fight for civil rights in the last four years of the Trump era, and we are better positioned than ever to face the work ahead. This organization has been part of every...

Feb 2, 2021