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Sherrilyn Ifill

Frederick Douglass Visiting Fellow, 2010

Noted civil rights attorney, Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and former professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. Ifill is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights, voting rights, and judicial diversity. She offers commentary on race and the law on CNN, NBC Nightly News, and C-Span, and is a regular op-ed contributor to the Baltimore Sun and the Afro-American. During her week in Chestertown, Ifill met with students and faculty about her experiences with restorative justice processes. She is the author of On the Courthouse Lawn which explores the effects of lynching on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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