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UDC Law marks 60 years of the Civil Rights Act
September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Long Game: Why the 1957 Civil Rights Act Still Matters Today
(Moved to UDC Auditorium at the end of Windom St., NW, 1 block north of the Van Ness Metro Station)
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will proudly co-sponsor an afternoon panel discussion on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, which established the Civil Rights Division (CRD) of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S Commission on Civil Rights.
This program will:
- Discuss the important role civil rights agencies like the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights have played – and should continue to play – in advancing and protecting civil and human rights;
- Highlight the challenges to federal enforcement of civil rights laws in a Trump administration; and
- Discuss what is at stake with the nomination of Eric Dreiband to head the USDOJ Civil Rights Division.
The program will also touch on a key event of the Civil Rights Movement in which nine black students enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, AR in September ’57, testing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
The afternoon event, which will last run approximately two and a half hours, will have three parts, and will be followed by modest evening reception.
Details and registration for this free event at http://www.law.udc.edu/event/1957.