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NAACP's Sherrilyn Ifill - WOTY Tribute

Video Credit: GLAMOUR
Published on October 20, 2020 - Duration: 01:00s

NAACP's Sherrilyn Ifill - WOTY Tribute

“Racism is complex and relentless, but the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is also relentless.” Sherrilyn Ifill has picked her battles well.

Under her leadership, the LDF has defended voting rights, challenged racist policing practices, and litigated for equitable education.

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NAACP's Sherrilyn Ifill - WOTY Tribute

- We're constantly in the businessof explaining America to itself.- She fights for the underdog.- She is a lightworkerelevating and illuminatingin helping us all to bebetter, to get better,to lead better.- The satisfaction every dayof knowing that you're doingwhat you were called to do,that you're doing workat the highest level,that you're doing work ofthis extraordinary nobility,that every day your work isin the service of others,there just isn't a better feeling.I always was ambitious.You know, I never had anyfalse modesty about being smartand being powerful.I also felt passionatelyand deeply about the causes I believe in.In terms of public service,there's just nothing better.- I'm so honored to havethe chance to work with you,to know you, and towitness the amazing workthat you continue to do.- Congratulations, Sherrilyn,for your well-deserved recognitionas one of "Glamour"magazine's Women of the Year.

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