The Antagonists

James Simon, dean of the New York Law School, examined the civil liberties movement through the eyes of two 20th century Supreme Court… read more

James Simon, dean of the New York Law School, examined the civil liberties movement through the eyes of two 20th century Supreme Court members in The Antagonists: Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter and Civil Liberties in Modern America. Black, raised in Alabama, served as Senator and was appointed to the Court by Franklin Roosevelt. His efforts as a trial judge in his younger years were echoed later as he championed the rights of minorities as the liberal leader of the Court. Frankfurter, an Austrian immigrant, became dean of Harvard Law School before his appointment as a Supreme Court justice. Though he became more conservative over the years, he was one of the original founders of the ACLU. In addition to examining their lives Simon also looked at a number of important civil rights cases that came before Black and Frankfurter when they served on the Supreme Court. close

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The Antagonists

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Program ID:
10027-1
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Interview
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First Aired:
Nov 25, 1989 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 27, 1989 | 6:13pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Nov 25, 1989 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 26, 1989 | 3:31am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 26, 1989 | 8:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 1989 | 1:10pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 27, 1989 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 27, 1989 | 6:13pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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