The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America

The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

This lecture will explore the history of segregation of American’s housing during the 20th century. Mr. Rothstein, who is a leading authority on housing policy, will discuss how radical segregation was due to de jure segregation – the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments – that promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue even today.

A book signing will follow and copies will be available for purchase.

Provided By

John C. Kenefick Chair in the Humanities
Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions
Office of Continuing Education 


Presented By Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (W.W. Norton, 2017), among other works on education, race and ethnicity. Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is also a fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley.

Education Credit

This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in Nebraska and Iowa. 

Creighton University, Mike and Josie Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
602 N. 20th St.
Omaha, NE 68102
United States