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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEB. 21, 2001
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu







History Forum looks at racism and law

Using the law to manifest racism in turn-of-the-20th-century New York will be examined during California State University, Bakersfield's next History Forum on Friday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the Music Building Room 113.

Randolph E. Bergstrom, a history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a talk titled, "Courting Equality: Law and the Injuries of Race in Turn-of-the-Century New York."

Bergstrom will explore the law's part in challenging and maintaining racism in the post-Civil War North by looking at New Yorkers' use of their city's courts and state law in the era of federal abdication of responsibility for civil rights. Through stories of law's use, Bergstrom will examine the meanings and the manifold powers of law in African-Americans' struggle for equality 100 years ago.

The History Forum talk is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the CSUB History Department at (661) 664-3079.

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