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Constitution Day, Thursday, September 25th

Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, will be speaking at Albertus Magnus College to commemorate Constitution Day. The title of Professor Kennedy's talk is: Race, The Federal Constitution, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a fitting topic given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The talk will take place at 11:15 am on Thursday, September 25, 2014 in the atrium of the Tagliatela Academic Center.

Below, please find Professor Kennedy's biography, which is taken from the Harvard University website.

Randall Kennedy
Professor Randall Kennedy

Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches courses on contracts, criminal law, and the regulation of race relations. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina. For his education he attended St. Albans School, Princeton University, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. . He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States. Awarded the 1998 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Race, Crime, and the Law, Mr Kennedy writes for a wide range of scholarly and general interest publications. His most recent books are For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law (2013), The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency (2011), Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal (2008), Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption (2003), Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word (2002), The Persistence of the Color Line (2011) and For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law (2013). A member of the American Law Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, Mr. Kennedy is also a Charter Trustee of Princeton University.