- Rawn James: Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation
- Hon. Gordon A. Martin, Jr.: Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote
These authors will discuss the critical elements of effective and empowered leadership exhibited during the struggle to dismantle Jim Crow and create the civil rights movement that led to the election of HLS graduate Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States. Each author tackles a different aspect of the struggle for civil rights and provides insights that are invaluable as we try to think about the qualities necessary to continue the struggle in the 21st century. The panel will be moderated by HLS Michael Klein Professor of Law Randall Kennedy.
This panel is part of the Harvard Black Law Students Association’s Spring Conference.