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Wade Henderson

Wade Henderson
Wade Henderson
President & CEO
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund

Wade Henderson is the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society. The Education Fund builds public will for civil and human rights through campaigns that empower and mobilize civil and human rights advocates around the country to push for progressive change.

Henderson is also the Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., Professor of Public Interest Law at the David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia. He currently serves on the National Quality Forum Board of Directors, the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, the Board of Directors of the Center for Responsible Lending, and the Board of Trustees of the Education Testing Service. Prior to his role with The Leadership Conference, Henderson was the Washington Bureau director of the NAACP. He was previously the associate director of the Washington national office of the ACLU and also served as executive director of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO). Henderson is a graduate of Howard University and the Rutgers University School of Law. He is the recipient of the prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and holds an honorary Doctorate in Law from Queens College School of Law, City University of New York.

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