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Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: 'I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’
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:
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.