Symposium -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 50: Past, Present, and Future

Posted: 10 Jun 2015

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Linda C. McClain

Boston University - School of Law

Date Written: June 5, 2015

Abstract

This Symposium, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 50: Past, Present, and Future,” published in the Boston University Law Review (volume 95, pp. 683-1232), observes the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Growing out of a live conference held at Boston University School of Law in November 2014, the Symposium includes twenty-two articles by prominent scholars from law, economic history, political science, and sociology. Topics addressed include: (1) historical perspectives on the 1964 Act and other civil rights laws; (2) classifications and categories in the 1964 Act and in subsequent civil rights laws; (3) reshaping public and private space in public accommodations, neighborhoods, and housing; (4) reshaping public and private space in education, the workplace, and the military; (5) proving discrimination; and (6) the limits and future of antidiscrimination law. The Symposium concludes with remarks on the role of transformational leadership in the civil rights movement by a colleague at Boston University’s School of Theology, the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The articles are also available for download at the website of the Boston University Law Review.

Keywords: civil rights movement, Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation, Congress, antidiscrimination, employment, fair housing, public accommodations, pregnancy, racism, sexual harassment, education, disability, sexual orientation

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

McClain, Linda C., Symposium -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 50: Past, Present, and Future (June 5, 2015). 95 Boston University Law Review 683-1232 (2015), Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-22, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2615097

Linda C. McClain (Contact Author)

Boston University - School of Law ( email )

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Boston, MA 02215
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