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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
By:Hazel Trice Edney
The premier African American newspaper in Philadelphia recently recounted a powerful address delivered by Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill to an audience of over 150 including civil rights leaders, congressional staffers, judges, at a reception hosted by the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C. In her remarks Ifill, who became Director-Counsel of the LDF earlier this year, described her vision for the organization's work, including an emphasis on removing barriers to economic opportunity for African Americans. Read the article containing Ifill's remarks here.