Sherrilyn A. Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill served as the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 2013 to 2022. Under Ifill’s leadership, LDF advanced its legacy as the nation’s preeminent racial justice legal organization, leading fights against voter suppression, inequity in education, economic disparities, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, and more.

The youngest of ten children born to Panamanian immigrants, Ifill is also a frequent public commentator on racial justice issues and has published academic articles and commentaries in leading law journals and newspapers.