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  • Reconstruction and the US Supreme Court
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    Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Legal historian Paul Finkelman and Harvard law Professor Randall Kennedy presented talks on the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Reconstruction era. Paul Finkelman detailed why he believes that…

    357 views
  • Justice Thurgood Marshall
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    Justice Thurgood Marshall

    Four prominent figures in American law including Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recalled their experiences working as clerks for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. They discussed…

    1,030 views
  • African American Students and the First Amendment
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    African American Students and the First Amendment

    Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy talked about the origins of first amendment rights for African American student protesters. He is author of the forthcoming book, From Protest to Law:…

    290 views
  • Randall Kennedy on emNigger The Strange Career of a Troublesome Wordem
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    Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

    Professor Randall Kennedy talked about his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, published by Pantheon Books. The book traces the word “nigger,” to identify how it has…

    2,317 views
  • Open Phones with Randall Kennedy
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    Open Phones with Randall Kennedy

    Randall Kennedy talked about his book, For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law, and also responded to viewer telephone calls and comments. He spoke at the 2014 Miami Book…

    433 views
  • emFor Discriminationem
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    For Discrimination

    Randall Kennedy talked about his book, For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law, in which he looks at the history of affirmative action policies and argues that affirmative…

    354 views
  • In Depth with Randall Kennedy
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    In Depth with Randall Kennedy

    Randall Kennedy talked about his life, work, and career. A Rhodes Scholar, he served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and is currently a professor at Harvard Law…

    1,871 views
  • emThe Persistence of the Color Lineem
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    The Persistence of the Color Line

    Randall Kennedy talked about his book The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency and responded to viewer calls and electronic communications. He was…

    378 views
  • After Words with Randall Kenedy
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    After Words with Randall Kenedy

    In his latest book, legal scholar Randall Kennedy explores the influence of racial politics on the administration of the first black president. Some of the questions he attempts to answer…

    929 views
  • Social Economic and Political Division
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    Social, Economic, and Political Division

    Authors, political scientists, and sociologists talked about the issues that divide and separate Americans. Topics debated include immigration, poverty, and race. Former Supreme Court Justice…

    914 views
  • emSellout The Politics of Racial Betrayalem
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    Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal

    Randall Kennedy talked about his book Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal, published by Pantheon. In his book Professor Kennedy examined the idea of “selling out” -- of betraying or…

    370 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem
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    Brown v. Board of Education

    Mr. Patterson led a panel discussion about his book Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy, published by Oxford University Press. The book revisits the May 1954…

    167 views
  • emPlessy v Fergusonem ReArgument
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    Plessy v. Ferguson Re-Argument

    Distinguished jurists heard a re-argument of Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 Supreme Court case in which the Court found that Louisiana did not discriminate against Homer A. Plessy when it refused to let him sit in…

    1,499 views
  • Reconstruction The Civil War Amendments
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    Reconstruction: The Civil War Amendments

    In an interview aired prior to the lecture, Mr. Silverman described the six-part lecture series concerning the impact of the U.S. Civil War on the Constitution and on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Blackmun introduced the…

    678 views
  • emInterracial Intimaciesem
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    Interracial Intimacies

    Professor Kennedy talked about his book Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption, published by Pantheon Books. The book addresses the issues of multiracial…

    652 views
  • emNigger The Strange Career of a Troublesome Wordem
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    Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

    Mr. Kennedy talked about his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, published by Pantheon Books. The book chronicles the history of the word from a neutral word in the…

    901 views
  • Conservatives and the Federal Courts
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    Conservatives and the Federal Courts

    Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the federal…

    28 views
  • AfricanAmericans in the Legal Profession
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    African-Americans in the Legal Profession

    Scholars talked about African-American participation in the legal profession and what the black community should expect from black lawyers. Following their remarks they answered questions…

    123 views
  • A Conversation Among Great African Americans
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    A Conversation Among Great African Americans

    Portraying African-American historical figures, participants had a conversation about African-American history in order to provide an insight into the current status of African-Americans…

    386 views
  • emRace Crime and the Lawem
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    Race, Crime and the Law

    Professor Kennedy talked about his new book, Race, Crime and the Law. It focuses on the discrimination against African-Americans both as criminals and victims within the U.S. legal system.…

    135 views
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