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70 years of Brown v. Board of Education

Uptown Campus
Weinmann Hall

Join Tulane Law School in honoring the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, with a kick-off event featuring LSU Law Professor Ray Diamond.

Diamond is the James Carville Alumni Professor of Law and the Jules F. & Francis L. Landry Professor of Law, and the Director of the George W. and Jean H. Pugh Institute for Justice at LSU. He is the co-author of Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution, which was awarded the 2003 David J. Langum, Sr., Prize by the Langum Project for Historical Literature.  His scholarship in the area of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms was awarded the 2000 Carter-Knight Freedom Fund Award, and has been cited three times in Supreme Court jurisprudence, most recently in Rogers v. Grewal, 140 S.Ct. 1873, (2020) (Justice Thomas dissenting). He was co-counsel on the amicus brief presented by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, decided in 2008. His most recent scholarship, "Helpless by Law: Enduring Lessons from a Century-Old Tragedy" (with Robert J. Cottrol), 54 Connecticut Law Review Online; May, 2022), examines questions of violence and self-defense in African American history, in the contexts of crime in American cities and of historical patterns of racist anti-Black violence prevalent in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, as exemplified by the destruction of the Greenwood community in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1921.

A reception will follow the lecture in the Marian Mayer Berkett MPR. 





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