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Sherrilyn Ifill Named Head of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today that it has named Sherrilyn Ifill its new president and director-counsel.

Ifill, who will start her new position in January, is a law professor and the author of On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century. She has also made regular television and radio appearances to discuss politics, not much unlike her older cousin PBS correspondent Gwen Ifill.

Read the full article in The Grio.