United States – Civil Rights Organizations – Civil Rights Groups

Civil Rights are Constitutional Rights for Every American

CIVIL RIGHTS & CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS – There are multiple civil rights organizations, associations, and groups across the United States.  We have attempted to list all of them in alphabetical order but may have missed some.

Civil Rights are defined as the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights provides the highest level of Civil Rights protection.  View their Press Releases.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a Civil Rights Division.  It was created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.  It works to uphold all Americans’ civil and constitutional rights, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society.  It also enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the following:

  • Color
  • Disability
  • Familial status
  • National Origin
  • Race
  • Sex

Justice Department Press Release relating to the division are available HERE.

More Civil Rights Videos


  • ACLU – Press Releases
  • Action for Boston Community Development
  • Alabama Christian Movement of Human Rights
  • Alaska Innocence Project
  • Alpha Suffrage Club
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Civil Rights Institute
  • American Equal Rights Association
  • Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
  • ADL – Anti-Defamation League – Press Releases
  • ArchCity Defenders
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA, CA
  • Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now


  • BAMN
  • Black Action Movement
  • Board of Delegates of American Israelite’s
  • Brotherhood of Liberty


  • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Campus Pride
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Chicana Rights Project
  • Chinese Progressive Association (SF, CA)
  • Civil Liberties Defense Center
  • Civil Rights Corps – Website
  • Columbia Queer Alliance
  • Community Service Organization
  • Congress Racial Equality
  • Council of Racial Equality
  • Council for United Civil Rights Leadership
  • CyberDissidents.org


  • Defending Rights & Dissent – Website
  • Delta Ministry
  • Democracy Matters
  • DEMOS (U.S. Think Tank)


  • Economic Social Legal Pathways
  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Equal Justice Under Law


  • Flex Your Rights
  • Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education
  • Freedom House
  • The Fund for Constitutional Government


  • American GI Forum
  • Gideon’s Promise
  • GLBT Aggies


  • Hands Up United


  • Interact Advocates for Intersex Youth
  • Italian-American Civil Rights League


  • Jefferson County Sunday School Association


  • Kansas Commission on Civil Rights


  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • League of United Latin American Citizens


  • Memphis Post
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Missourians Organization for Reform and Empowerment


  • National Action Network
  • National African American Leadership Summit
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Association of Gun Rights
  • National Association Against Censorship (NCAC) – Website
  • National Conference of Black Lawyers
  • National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
  • National Equity Group
  • National Federation for Constitutional Liberties
  • National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) – Website
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • National Voting Rights Institute
  • New York Civil Liberties Union


  • People For The American Way – Website


  • Rainbow/PUSH
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) – Website
  • Rise


  • Sioux City Human Rights Commission
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee


  • Texas Civil Rights Project
  • The Leadership Conference – Press Releases
  • Transgender Education Advocates of Utah


  • United for Equality and Affirmation Action Legal Defense Fund


  • Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • West End Community Council
  • Wichita Civil Rights Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Women’s Way