The Presidency and Civil Rights - Civil Rights: Then and Now

Ray Suarez, Allida Black, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Roger Wilkins discuss how the lessons learned from the civil rights movement 50 years ago inform the struggle for equal rights today and examine more recent landmarks including the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", gay marriage, and immigration laws.

This conference examined key moments in the civil rights movement during five American presidencies – from Roosevelt to Johnson. A final panel examined contemporary civil rights struggles in the years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Brought to you by special sponsorship from Bingham McCutchen LLP.