Supreme Court and Reconstruction Amendments

Professor Van Alstyne spoke about the Court’s interpretations of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments and other legislative acts of… read more

Professor Van Alstyne spoke about the Court’s interpretations of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments and other legislative acts of Reconstruction until the Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896. He focused on the ambivalence of the Court’s decisions and the ambiguity of these laws which allowed continued violation of civil rights. This was the first of a series of lectures on the topic: “Civil Rights and the Supreme Court: The African-American Journey.” close

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Supreme Court and Reconstruction Amendments

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Program ID:
103627-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 8, 1998
Last Aired:
Apr 12, 1998

Airing Details

  • Apr 08, 1998 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 08, 1998 | 10:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 11, 1998 | 7:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 1998 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 12, 1998 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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