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Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review to host one-day Symposium:

The Ghosts of 1964: Race and Gender Inequity Fifty Years Later


For Volume 6, the Journal aims to create a literary symposium by dedicating an issue of our Journal to papers exploring emergent issues concerning the intersectionality of women and race in movements for equity.

This symposium is in many ways a commemoration to fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the inclusion of “sex” in Title VII.  Congress inserted protection of women in the draft Civil Rights Act at the insistence of Southern representatives hoping to kill the bill.  The move backfired when Congress enacted the bill with the clause protecting women in it.

Additionally, the Journal will host a physical symposium on April 4th by gathering the scholars participating in the Symposium issue to present their work.

Participating Scholars:

Dorothy A. Brown, Vice Provost and Professor of Law, Emory University (keynote speaker)

Alfred L. Brophy, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

*Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School.

Anthony E. Cook, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Jasmine Gonzales Rose, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Trina Jones, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Gregory Parks, Assistant Professor of Law, Wake Forrest School of Law

*Participating in the literary symposium only.