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The First Amendment: The Constitution on Campus

12/11/17 | 6:30 PM

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West Map

212-873-3400

$24 and up


11-12-2017 12:00:00 11-12-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York The First Amendment: The Constitution on Campus | 6:30 PM Today, controversies on public campuses often pit champions of freedom of expression against champions of racial justice—but what is the history behind this tension? Courts initially recognized First Amendment protections for students in the Deep South during the 1950s and '60s in order to protect black students fighting against Jim Crow regimes. Constitutional scholar Randall Kennedy revisits the origins of federal constitutional rights for students. Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author of the forthcoming book From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats of the Black Revolts, 1948–1968. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Contact New-York Historical's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets" button at the top of this page. In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical's Admissions desk during museum hours. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=260333 New York Historical Society New York Historical Society

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Today, controversies on public campuses often pit champions of freedom of expression against champions of racial justice—but what is the history behind this tension? Courts initially recognized First Amendment protections for students in the Deep South during the 1950s and '60s in order to protect black students fighting against Jim Crow regimes. Constitutional scholar Randall Kennedy revisits the origins of federal constitutional rights for students. Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author of the forthcoming book From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats of the Black Revolts, 1948–1968. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Contact New-York Historical's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets" button at the top of this page. In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical's Admissions desk during museum hours.

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