Under Color of Law


Julian Bond, NAACP

Date of Event



November 11, 2010

Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Speaker: Julian Bond Former Chairman, NAACP

Julian Bond, a world-renowned member of the U.S. civil rights movement, spoke on the role the law has played in both encouraging and thwarting that movement, beginning with the seminal Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education (1954). While Brown in many ways gave life to the civil rights movement in this country, Mr. Bond will discuss how legal developments continuing to the present day have served at times in fact to discourage progress in that movement. His presentation will include his personal involvement with legal developments in the civil rights movement and his own case involving his seat in the Georgia legislature -- a case that ultimately ended up before the Supreme Court.

Lecture Series

Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture

Subject Headings

Julian Bond; civil rights; law and civil rights; Brown v. Board of Education; civil rights--Georgia; racial discrimination--Georgia; civil rights litigation--Georgia


Ford Theater (CWRU)

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