Three leading scholars join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss two important Civil Rights anniversaries: the Brown segregation decision and the Civil Rights Act.
Bruce Ackerman, Steven Calabresi and Tomiko Brown-Nagin appeared at a National Constitution Center event on May 14 that drew from Ackerman’s newest book, We the People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution, the second to last volume of his sweeping interpretation of constitutional history.
The group discussed Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 as milestones in the civil rights movement.
The anniversary for the Brown decision is on May 17, 1954, while the Civil Right Act was signed on July 1, 1964.
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