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Talks
The Great Dissenter: John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero
The Mathew "Mike" Gladstein Lecture in Biography
Peter S. Canellos
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:30 pm ET | $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

The Gilded Age in the United States was a precarious time for many: giant trusts began to monopolize entire industries, and Northern whites—in an effort to appease the South—were willing to sacrifice the rights of the nation’s Black population. Shaped by his own experiences and upbringing, one Supreme Court justice challenged the social norms of the time to defend the civil rights of Black citizens, immigrant laborers, and other marginalized communities. Discover the life and legacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan, whose words and principles laid the foundations for the legal revolutions of the New Deal and civil rights eras.

Peter S. Canellos is editor-at-large of POLITICO and the author of The Great Dissenter: John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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