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New America NYC Hosts "The New Civil Rights Agenda" With LDF's Ifill and Nelson

Stop-and-Frisk. Voter ID laws. Jim Crow Redux. Reparations.

2014 has more similarities to 1964 than we care to admit. We can’t forge ahead without looking back at a nation birthed in genocide and slavery, and marked by state-sponsored terrorism, debt peonage, lynchings, and redlining. How can we confront this history as a way forward? What is the new civil rights agenda? Who will lead today’s movements for racial justice?

On June 24, 2014 New America NYC held a conversation on some of the most contemporary issues facing the US today and how we can begin to address them for a more just society.

Featuring…

Sherrilyn Ifill

President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Ta-Nehisi Coates

National correspondent, The Atlantic
Author, “The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy”

Jonathan Holloway

Dean, Yale College
Professor of History, American Studies, and African American Studies, Yale University

Janai S. Nelson

Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law