Social Justice Reading Rooms


Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court

Social Justice Reading Room Series

ASALH & Howard University's Social Justice Consortium present our latest series, Social Justice Reading Rooms. Now Available on ASALH TV.

Many of you joined us for the first discussion in our latest series in partnership with the Howard University Social Justice Consortium, following the success of our Workshop Wednesdays program. Social Justice Reading Rooms is another collaborative (and virtual, via Zoom Webinar) effort offering complimentary insight from some of the more esteemed academics in their field. In our first Reading Room experience, esteemed historian Orville Vernon Burton and civil rights attorney Armand Derfner, the authors of Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court, joined to discuss their latest book and the history of racially biased legislation in this country. Justice Deferred (Harvard University Press) explores the treatment of race in the three-century history of the United States Supreme Court. The moderated by our very own Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, current president of ASALH. Whether you attended the first time, or haven’t yet had a chance to enjoy this riveting discussion, take a look and subscribe to YouTube via ASALH TV!

The Reading Room series on social justice is a collaborative effort presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and The Howard University Social Justice Consortium. Sponsored by Mellon Just Futures.