Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Adam Cohen
Mon, July 19, 2021 | 6 pm ET | Free


Our popular outdoor lecture series is back! The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to once again partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its 12th summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a wide array of fascinating talks on presidential history, the Supreme Court, the Civil War, and World War II.

How well has the U.S. Supreme Court upheld America’s ideals of equality, democracy, and justice for all in the past 50 years? Bestselling author Adam Cohen examines some of the most significant Supreme Court rulings since the Nixon era and illuminates how Court’s decisions have impacted the nation’s most vulnerable populations.

Adam Cohen, the author of Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America, served as a member of the New York Times editorial board and as a senior writer for Time magazine.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.

Inclement Weather: In case of foul or inclement weather, please check or this page for the most up-to-date information on indoor relocation or postponement. You may also contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at or 212-485-9205.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group