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Sherrilyn Ifill Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Day With a Speech at Duke University

On Sunday, Jan. 14th, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, delivered the keynote address for Duke University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration. The event linked Dr. King’s civil rights legacy to the continuing struggle for equity and justice in all facets of our society.

Read the text of the speech here.


"Freedom is never easy." 

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.