Bicentennial Lecture Series: Randall Kennedy on Race Relations Law

In 2017, to mark the Harvard Law School bicentennial, HLS faculty recorded lectures on topics central to their scholarship in a series of videos produced by Harvard University.

In this three-part lecture, Professor Randall Kennedy draws on a course he teaches in Race Relations Law to discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964–in particular, the outlawing of “blatant and widespread” racial discrimination by Title II, the exception made for “privately-owned places of public accommodation,” and the single moment on February 1, 1960 that proved to be a turning point in the Civil Rights movement.