- “The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present an African American History Month conversation and book signing with David Lucander, the author of Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946 on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home" More.
- The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies will host a panel discussion of Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, with the author, Kim Phillips-Fein, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 in Room C204, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. More.
- We were looking for something else when we stumbled upon Harvard Law Record podcasts with HLS legal historians Tomiko Brown-Nagin (All Rise! Episode 5) and Michael Klarman (All Rise! Episode 6).
- Detroit's engagement with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion has been fascinating to observe. Here's the latest, from The Intelligencer, on DC's engagement with 1968, fifty years on: "In honor of the 50th anniversary of the events of 1968, DC Public Library has compiled a Library Resource Guide to help you navigate the many collections and events the Library has to offer in commemoration of that momentous year. The guide includes Evolutions and Legacies: Martin Luther King, Jr. and D.C., 1957-1972, an online exhibit curated by Special Collections Archivist Derek Gray and #dc1968 project curator, Dr. Marya A. McQuirter."
- ICYMI: Andrew Porwancher, Oklahoma Law, on The Jewish Founding Father: Alexander Hamilton’s Hidden Life. Ralph Nader urged Harvard law students to “Take a course or two in legal history, or jurisprudence to absorb the big picture of the law over time.” "May Donoghue of Donoghue v Stevenson fame is finally getting the recognition she undoubtedly deserves."
- UPDATE: From Muster, the blog of the Journal of the Civil War Era, Martha S. Jones (Johns Hopkins) on "Legal History's Debt to Frederick Douglass." "[A]cross his lifetime, Douglass never forget how [Justice] Taney had used the high court to demean African Americans. From the podium and the pen, Douglass made a record that has endured and thus ensured Dred Scott will be long remembered as the lowest point in the history of race and law."
- Yet another UPDATE: 10 Trailblazing Female Lawyers Who Shaped American History, in the National Law Review.