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Risa Goluboff Lecture

Goluboff will examine "People out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court, and Vagrancy Laws"

ACLS Burkhardt Fellow Risa Goluboff discusses how social and political activists of the 1960s challenged vagrancy laws as a means of repression and control.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Library of Congress.

 

Goluboff will examine "People out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court, and Vagrancy Laws" at 12 p.m. in Room 113 on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

These laws made it a crime “to wander about with no visible means of support," says Goluboff. She’ll describe how various groups like "communist, labor union members, beatniks, poor people, civil rights demonstrators, African Americans, hippies, gay men and lesbians, women, Vietnam protestors and others” used litigation to convince the Supreme Court to strike down vagrancy laws in 1971 and 1972.

Goluboff is a professor of constitutional law, civil rights litigation and legal and constitutional history at The University of Virginia. She is a visiting scholar in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.


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