The New York Civil Liberties Union’s 60th anniversary is both a milestone and a marker in our ongoing commitment to preserve and protect our democracy. Since its founding in 1951, the NYCLU has helped shape our society and made a difference in people’s lives.
Over the past 60 years the NYCLU has:
- Contested the witch hunts and loyalty oaths of the McCarthy era and protected the right to protest
- Stopped school censorship and ended forced prayer in the public schools