The 14th Amendment, Part 1: From Dred Scott v. Sanford to Brown v. The Board of Education
Moderated by Kyle Strickland, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Recognition of basic civil rights to all was the utopian vision of those who penned the 14th amendment. Envisioned “Rights Guaranteed: Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection” are foundational to modern life. Led by practicing civil rights attorneys and constitutional law professors, this examination of the constitution and the seminal cases defining the years spanning 1857 through the most famous desegregation case of all time decided in 1954 is not to be missed.
The purpose of the discussion is not to stoke political divides, but rather to lessen the rhetoric by offering historical context, legal precedent, and active dialogue to foster a better understanding of today’s world events. These Constitutional Conversations will continue monthly, with the next session planned for November 9 to discuss The 14th Amendment: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Obergefell vs. Hodges.