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Wade Henderson is president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and counsel to the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund.

Henderson graduated from Howard University and the Rutgers University School of Law (Newark) and was previously Washington bureau director of the NAACP and associate director of the Washington national office of the American Civil Liberties Union.

His many awards include the Congressional Black Caucus Chair's Award; the District of Columbia Bar's William J. Brennan Award; and the Everett C. Parker Award from the Office of Communication, Inc. of the United Church of Christ.

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