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Book Talk with Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Civil Rights Queen Book Cover

Join us this winter for a two-part series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks exploring recent publications whose subjects or authors have a connection with Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

The first installment in our winter series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks will feature Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and chair, Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery. Dean Brown-Nagin’s most recent book, Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality (Pantheon, 2022), will be released on January 25, 2022.

Her reading will be followed by a discussion with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.

The event will also include audience Q and A moderated by Jelani Hayes, doctoral student in history and advisee of Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Harvard University, and JD candidate, Yale Law School.

See Charting the Path of a "Civil Rights Queen" (Harvard Gazette, 1/31/22)
and Rescuing MLK and His Children’s Crusade (Harvard Gazette, 1/13/22)

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