Lectures & Conversations
Loving v. Virginia
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Dorothy E. Roberts, Brent Staples (moderator)
Tue, October 24th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
$38
(Members $24)

EVENT DETAILS

Fifty years following its ruling, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia still resonates as a critical legal battle of the civil rights movement. Experts discuss how the Loving decision, which legalized interracial marriage throughout the country, constituted a win for equal protection under the law but also represented a missed opportunity for the nation’s highest court to produce a more lasting denunciation of white supremacy in America.

Dorothy E. Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Brent Staples (moderator) writes for The New York Times editorial board.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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