The Civil Rights Movement: Redefining the Meaning of Equality

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $10 non-members; $7 members, teachers, & students; Free for 1787 Society

Reservations Recommended: Call 215.409.6700 or order online.

Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounted admission. For reservations, contact Group Sales at 215-409-6800 or groupsales@constitutioncenter.org.

Scholars Bruce Ackerman, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Steven Calabresi discuss how the civil rights movement amounted to a genuine revolution in constitutional law, focusing on the landmark statutes of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The conversation will draw from Ackerman’s newest book, We the People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution, the second to last volume of his sweeping interpretation of constitutional history.

Copies of Bruce Ackerman’s We the People, Volume 3: The Civil Rights Revolution will be made available for purchase. A book signing with Ackerman will follow the program.

This program is part of the National Constitution Center’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Event & Parking Information

Advance reservations recommended; Call 215.409.6700 or order online.

Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.