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Sherrilyn Ifill

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Sherrilyn Ifill is an American lawyer. She is a law professor and president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is the Legal Defense Fund's seventh president since Thurgood Marshall founded the organization in 1940. Ifill is also a nationally recognized expert on voting rights and judicial selection.
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The Afghanistan Papers
A Secret History of the War
Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post - 2021-08-31
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A Washington Post Best Book of 2021 The #1 New York Times bestselling investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whi...
Sherrilyn Ifill
This is really a MUST READ today, and the book, The Afghanistan Papers is likely to be a core text for understanding what’s been going on.      source
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Just as I Am
A Memoir
Cicely Tyson - 2021-01-26
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“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has...
Sherrilyn Ifill
#CicelyTyson’s autobiography is a must read. And while the cover photo is stunning, I literally gasped when I first opened the book & saw this photo I had never seen before of Tyson wearing the dress she wore to the NY premiere of #Sounder. The photo was taken by Lord Snowden.      source
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Walking with the Wind
A Memoir of the Movement
John Lewis - 1999-10-18 (first published in 1998)
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An eloquent, epic firsthand account of the civil rights movement by a man who lived it-an American hero whose courage, vision, and dedication helped change history. The son of an Alabama sharecropper, and now a sixth-term United States Congressman, John Lewis has led an extraordinary life, one that found him at the epicenter of the civil rights mov...
Sherrilyn Ifill
My copy of this book is EXTREMELY worn. I refer to it often. I regard it as an essential text of the Civil Rights Mvmt. It reveals the deep strategic thinking and critical observations of #JohnLewis in the work. He wasn’t just good & moral & dedicated. He was brilliant.      source
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Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng - 2015-05-12 (first published in 2014)
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Lydia is dead. But they dont know this yet.So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydias body is found in the local lake, the delicate bal...
Sherrilyn Ifill
@BronxRiverBooks @pronounced_ing I love this book.      source
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Judy Blume
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History
The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History
Jeanne Theoharis - 2019-02-12 (first published in 2018)
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Praised by The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Bitch Magazine; Slate; Publishers Weekly; and more, this is "a bracing corrective to a national mythology" (New York Times) around the civil rights movement.The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American...
Sherrilyn Ifill
As my annual summer reading intensive comes to an end, this brilliant book by ⁦@JeanneTheoharis⁩ is the one has most helped me make sense of the current moment, fully understand the forces arrayed against our work, & deepen my determination to persist no matter what.      source