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100 Years of Impact

ADL's Centennial Year: Imagine a World Without Hate®

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and hate. ADL is celebrating its Centennial in 2013, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to securing justice and fair treatment for all people.

100 years ago, a visionary attorney named Sigmund Livingston brought together a group of prominent Jewish leaders to form a mechanism to fight back against the anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination then rampant in society. With a $200 budget and two desks in his Chicago law office, the Anti-Defamation League was born.

We are extremely proud of all that we have accomplished in the last ten decades, but ADL begins its second century knowing that there is much work to be done. The theme for our Centennial is Imagine a World Without Hate -- a dream we hope to make a reality.

ADL is dedicated to making our country a more inclusive home for all; where being different is not a liability, and diversity is a cherished strength. Join us throughout 2013 for a series of special events and programs across the country, and join us in taking action against hate and bigotry. Together, we will continue to change hearts and minds ...one student, one classroom, one family, one community at a time.

Find out about our Centennial Committee