Anita Earls, our executive director, was awarded the Champion of Justice Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for her years of dedication to civil rights advocacy. During that time, Anita has devoted much of her advocacy to the issue of voting rights. Currently, SCSJ is devoting several staff almost exclusively to redistricting and voting rights cases, whom Anita leads.
Anita has over 20 years as a civil rights attorney working to empower underserved communities of color. She was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice from 1998 to 2000.
The award was presented by the General Counsel of the National NAACP, Kim Keenan, Esq., who ran out of time in reading Anita’s long list of accomplishments. Doug Clark, an editorial writer for the Greensboro News & Record, once discussed the possibility of Anita becoming a federal judge. Aside from her own accomplishments, Anita has led more onto victories through SCSJ and the organizations with whom we partner. Anita continues to be a tireless advocate for justice in our state and beyond.