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Today, Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NAACP LDF), addressed New York University Law School’s 2014 graduates in a single ceremony at Madison Square Garden honoring both JDs and LLMs.
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:
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.
On May 17, 2014, Sherrilyn Ifill appears on C-Span's Washington Journal show discussing Brown v. Board of Education and its legacy.
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.