Civil Rights

Katherine Franke in glasses with light green collared shirt
Katherine Franke, a law professor gender and sexuality studies, discusses the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
Yasmin Theodros Dagne was named a Leonard H. Sandler Fellow at Human Rights Watch, where she will spend a year investigating human rights abuses.
Martin Luther King Jr. in the Columbia Spectator
Image courtesy Columbia University Archives
On October 27, 1961, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a group of students, faculty and members of the community at the McMillan Theatre (now the Miller Theatre) at the invitation of The Columbia Owl, a then-weekly publication of the School of General Studies.

Congressman John Lewis’ Life of Civil Rights Leadership Chronicled in Graphic Novels

Congressman John Lewis Civil Rights March Selma Comic Book
You might not think that civil rights and graphic novels go together, but Georgia Congressman John Lewis has turned to the popular literary form.

As chief of the Civil Rights Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s Office, Columbia Law School lecturer and alumna Kristen M. Clarke ’00 wields a host of state and federal laws to investigate and prosecute discrimination.

Columbia Law School Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg has more reason than most to be thrilled with the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

Protesters at Ferguson, MO. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education overruling the doctrine of “separate but equal” public education and finding that racially segregated public schools violate the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education overruling the doctrine of “separate but equal” public education and finding that racially segregated public schools violate the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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