Why Did There Need to Be a Civil Rights Act of 1964 and What Did It Accomplish?

March 28, 2013

Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, will deliver a five-part lecture series on the modern history of the civil rights movement at Duke Law School during the spring 2013 semester.

The lectures, to be delivered Feb. 13 and 14, March 28, and April 8 and 9, will address the major legislative and legal achievements of the civil rights revolution, including the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and cases that contributed to symbolic and substantive changes in U.S. law and culture. Kennedy's lecture is supported by the Robert R. Wilson Fund at Duke University and is part of Duke University's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the undergraduate program's desegregation.