Civil Liberties and the Second Reconstruction: Problems of suppression, violence, and covert disruption

Civil Liberties and the Second Reconstruction: Problems of suppression, violence, and covert disruption

Professor Randall Kennedy
Winter 2018 course
M, T, W, Th, F 9:00am - 12:30pm in Pound Hall Room 100
3 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This course will examine the ways in which the legal system responded to (1) efforts by segregationist states to eradicate or stymie the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), (2) efforts by white supremacists to intimidate civil rights activists, and (3) efforts by the federal government, principally the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to spy upon and disrupt dissidents who were deemed to be "dangerous."

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Legal History