Justice John Marshall Harlan

Kentucky State historian James Klotter talking about Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911). He was known as the… read more

Kentucky State historian James Klotter talking about Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911). He was known as the “Great Dissenter,” especially for the role he played in several Supreme Court rulings on civil rights cases during his term on the nation’s highest court from 1877-1911. Justice Harlan wrote the sole dissenting opinion in the rulings on civil rights cases which struck down as unconstitutional federal anti-discrimination legislation and on Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld Southern segregation statutes. 

Mr. Klotter was interviewed at the Lexington History Museum.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) on their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” were in Frankfort, Kentucky, on March 28-31 and August 1-3, 2011, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Frankfort Plant Board local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Justice John Marshall Harlan

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
First Aired:
Aug 27, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 28, 2011

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  • Aug 27, 2011 | 5:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2011 | 9:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2011 | 1:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2011 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 28, 2011 | 2:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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