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Sherrilyn Ifill in Slate on Deliberate Silencing of Coretta Scott King’s Voice for 30 years

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I asked Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, what this institutional silencing signifies. “We should remember that this letter was somehow never made part of the official Senate Judiciary Committee record in 1986, was reportedly kept from public release by the chair of the Committee in 2017, and now has been blocked from being read aloud in prime time by the Senate Majority Leader,” she told me in an email. “The deliberate silencing of Mrs. King’s voice for 30 years is a story of astonishing magnitude.”

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