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Brown v. Board of Education at 65
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Randall Kennedy
Wed, December 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm | $38 (Members $24) | Students $10


In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, constitutional scholar Randall Kennedy will revisit the landmark case that is often seen as one of the major victories of the civil rights movement. Professor Kennedy reveals where the historical decision succeeded in dismantling segregation, but also the many ways in which it failed to move society forward as a whole.

Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, a former Rhodes Scholar, and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.

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