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Posts Tagged ‘Civil Rights’

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Under Color of Law

Julian Bond, Former Chairman, NAACP

Thursday November 11, 2010, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Julian Bond, a world-renowned member of the U.S. civil rights movement, will speak on the role the law has played in both encouraging and thwarting that movement, beginning with the seminal Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education (1954). While Brown in many ways gave life to the civil rights movement in this country, Mr. Bond will discuss how legal developments continuing to the present day have served at times in fact to discourage progress in that movement. His presentation will include his personal involvement with legal developments in the civil rights movement and his own case involving his seat in the Georgia legislature — a case that ultimately ended up before the Supreme Court.

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