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The Summit for Civil Rights Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice Symposium - Day One




Vice President Walter Mondale, Congressman Keith Ellison, and other civil rights, labor, political, and faith leaders join for a conference about building a movement to end racial segregation in the United States.

The Summit for Civil Rights was held at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis on November 9 and 10, 2017. The Summit took the first steps of transforming the historic coalition for civil rights into a new, modern political alliance.

The Civil Rights Movement of Dr. King and A. Philip Randolph succeeded in transforming the nation by defeating Jim Crow and moving us all closer to the ideal of a fully inclusive society. Sadly, recent decades have seen a retreat from that ideal, as segregation has intensified and economic inequality has risen dramatically.

The Summit features contributors from all walks of life. This includes bipartisan political and labor leaders, representatives from diverse working-class communities, and the historic civil rights organizations and faith leaders that have always acted as visionaries for racial justice.

The Summit is the first step in a continuing project to create strategies to advance civil rights in the realms of litigation, legislation, and political organizing.

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