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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill today released the following statement in recognition of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and its historical significance as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century:
On May 17, 2014, Sherrilyn Ifill appears on C-Span's Washington Journal show discussing Brown v. Board of Education and its legacy.
Today, on the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the NAACP has announced that Cornell William Brooks will become its 18th national President and Chief Executive Officer.
NAACP LDF marked the 60thanniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with a special luncheon at the National Press Club. The event, which celebrated the 60thanniversary of what is today acknowledged as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century, featured remarks by the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, and was emceed by MSNBC host, Karen Finney.5/16/14
An Associated Press story titled "Segregation gains ground 60 years after Brown" quotes Sherrilyn Ifill.
Housing discrimination — stopping or discouraging minorities from moving to majority-white areas — also plays a role in school segregation and “that’s been a harder nut to crack,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which argued the Brown case in front of the Supreme Court.