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Nov 10, 2015
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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Berrien

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable

Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Berrien

Words cannot express the heartache we feel in the passing of Jacqueline Berrien. Jacqueline epitomized the “Lady of Justice” throughout her life as a warrior for justice, equality and workplace fairness for all people. She was fearless in her pursuit of racial, gender and social justice for communities of color, women and underserved communities that is irreplaceable.

Jacqueline was a brilliant legal scholar, litigator, public servant and civil rights leader. She served with excellence as the immediate past chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission appointed by President Obama; associate director-counsel NAACP Legal Defense Fund representing voters before the U. S. Supreme Court and lower courts; program officer in governance and civil society at the Ford Foundation; voting rights staff attorney at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights; women’s rights staff attorney at ACLU; and general editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Jacqueline was a kind, gentle spirit and friend. We will miss her on the battlefield for justice and even more so, we will miss her radiant smile that would light up a room and warm your heart.

We lift up the family in our prayers and express our deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. We vow to “never forget to remember” our sister leader Jacqueline Berrien by continuing to fight for justice now and for future generations.

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