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EVENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW

February 11 2025, 3-4:30pm ET

Philip Pro Lecture in Legal History at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE, NYPL

VIRTUAL EVENT: CONVERSATIONS IN BLACK FREEDOM STUDIES

February 1, 2024, 6:30-8:00 pm ET

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education. Authors Matthew F. Delmont (Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad), Margaret A. Burnham (By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners), Dylan C. Penningroth (Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights), and Cookie Woolner (The Famous Lady Lovers: Black Women and Queer Desire Before Stonewall) look at the Black struggle in the decades before this historic verdict. Black people fought injustices in the criminal legal system, took on discrimination in the armed forces and defense industries, and struggled to make space for Black, queer lives.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW SCHOOL 

IN PERSON EVENT: “HIDDEN HISTORIES OF BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS"

February 13, 2024, 12-1:15 pm ET

Dylan C. Penningroth, a professor of law and history at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss his new book Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights. Dean Risa Goluboff will give welcoming remarks. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:45 a.m. Public parking will be available in the D2 lots that surround the Law School.

UC BERKELEY SOCIAL SCIENCE MATRIX

IN-PERSON EVENT​: AUTHOR MEETS CRITICS 

November 14, 2023, 12-1:30pm PT

Please join us in-person on November 14 for an Author Meets Critics panel on Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights, by Dylan Penningroth, Professor of Law and Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History at UC Berkeley, and Associate Dean, Program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy / Legal Studies at Berkeley Law. Professor Penningroth will be joined in conversation by Ula Yvette Taylor, Professor and 1960 Chair of Undergraduate Education in the UC Berkeley Department of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies; and Eric Schickler, Professor, Jeffrey & Ashley McDermott Endowed Chair in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. The panel will be moderated by Waldo E. Martin Jr., the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at UC Berkeley.

KQED FORUM

INTERVIEW WITH ALEXIS MADRIGAL

October 30, 2023, 9:06-9:58am PT


CITY LIGHTS BOOKS

VIRTUAL EVENT​:

DYLAN C. PENNINGROTH IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD THOMPSON FORD  

October 11, 2023, 6pm PST

City Lights and Liveright Books celebrate the publication of Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights – by Dylan C. Penningroth – published by Liveright Books

BOOK PASSAGE - SF FERRY BUILDING

IN-PERSON EVENT​:

DYLAN C. PENNINGROTH IN CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN DELAY 

October 17, 2023, 5pm PT

NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER

VIRTUAL EVENT: PANEL DISCUSSION

October 5, 2023, 12pm ET

Prize-winning historians Kate Masur, author of Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction, and Dylan Penningroth, author of the new book Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights, explore the central role of African Americans in the struggle for justice and equality long before the social movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

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