The Yale Law Journal

Symposium on The Meaning of the Civil Rights Revolution

03 Mar 2014

On February 28 and March 1, 2014, the Yale Law Journal held a symposium on "The Meaning of the Civil Rights Revolution."

The event marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and coincided with the publication of Yale Law School Professor Bruce Ackerman’s We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution. Contributors gathered at Yale Law School both to engage critically with the book and to consider the broader status of the civil rights revolution 50 years after the 1964 Act.

The panelists included many of the leading scholars in both civil rights law and constitutional theory – Professors Bruce Ackerman, Samuel Bagenstos, Randy Barnett, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Justin Driver, Richard Ford, Cary Franklin, Lani Guinier, Deborah Hellman, Randall Kennedy, Sophia Lee, Sanford Levinson, John Skrentny, Rogers Smith, David Strauss, David Super, Gerald Torres, and Kenji Yoshino. Panels were chaired by Professors Akhil Amar, Jack Balkin, Owen Fiss, Christine Jolls, and Reva Siegel.

The symposium essays will be published in the final issue of Volume 123.