Duke Law Livestream: Civil Rights as Human Rights

April 05, 2021 • 6:30 PM • Virtual

Professor H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr. will preview his forthcoming book, "The World is on Our Side: the U.S. and the U.N. Race Convention." The United Nations Race Convention, the world's most comprehensive treaty on race, contains many provisions that mirror U.S. civil rights law and policy. This is not an accident. In 1964, as the U.N. was drafting the Race Convention, the U.S. was drafting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the primary drafters of the Race Convention were U.S. lawyers who also helped to draft the Civil Rights Act. Join Professor Lovelace for a discussion of how the U.S. civil rights movement influenced international human rights law--and the implications of this history for today's movements for racial justice. This event is sponsored by the Duke Law Office of Alumni & Development. For more information, email us at Use this link to register: