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Racial conflicts in the United States have often involved struggles over access to information and freedom of expression. From laws that prohibited teaching enslaved people to read or write to efforts to ban racist films such as Birth of a Nation, join us to explore instances in American history that saw a clash between the law, freedom of expression, and the fights for and against white supremacy.
Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, a former Rhodes Scholar, and a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Nadine Strossen (moderator), John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, Emerita, at New York Law School, served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991–2008.
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