Wade Henderson

Male, Person

1948 –


Who is Wade Henderson?

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

The Leadership Conference is a civil and human rights coalition, charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. 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.

Henderson is well known for his expertise on a wide range of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights issues, and is the author of numerous articles on civil rights and public policy issues. Since taking the helm of the Leadership Conference in June 1996, Henderson has worked to address emerging policy issues of concern to the civil and human rights community and to strengthen the effectiveness of the coalition. Under his stewardship, the Leadership Conference has become one of the nation's most effective advocates for civil and human rights.

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Apr 12, 1948
  • United States of America
  • Howard University

on July 23, 2013


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