Edwin C. Darden

Edwin C. Darden has spent more than a dozen years working on behalf of interracial causes. He is a past president of the Interracial Family Circle, a group of interracially married couples, biracial/multiracial individuals and transracial adoptive families serving the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia areas. He is also the former Eastern Region Vice President of the Association of Multi-ethnic Americans and current legal advisor to the group.

Mr. Darden has testified before Congress on behalf of a multiracial category on the U.S. Census and has been the alternate representative for several years on the Census 2000 Advisory Committee. He has written and spoken extensively about the multiracial movement and appeared at events around the nation. He organized the first nationwide interracial issues forum called "The Loving Conference" in 1992 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision. The case, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, forbid states from legally barring interracial marriages.

Mr. Darden, a parent of two biracial children, is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and serves as senior staff attorney for the National School Boards Association.