Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution

source: BrooklynMuseum   2013年6月5日
Serena Mayeri, Professor of Law and History at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, discusses the intersection of feminism, law, and the civil rights revolution. The talk considers the case of African American activist Pauli Murray, who confronted the injustice she called "Jane Crow" when she was informed in 1944 that she was "not of the sex" entitled to attend Harvard Law School. In the 1960s and 1970s, the analogies between sex and race discrimination pioneered by Murray became potent weapons in the battle for women's rights, as feminists borrowed rhetoric and legal arguments from the civil rights movement. Mayeri's lecture explores the development and consequences of this key feminist strategy.
This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on December 10, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.

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