National Press Club

NPC Newsmaker: Civil Rights & DOJ - Then & Now

September 7, 2017

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Run time: 60 minutes

White supremacists march through a southern city. The federal courts are hearing cases involving issues of voting rights and discrimination. Is it 1965 or 2017?

Former assistant attorneys general from both Republican and Democratic administrations appeared at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Sept. 7, 2017 to discuss the federal government’s role in protecting civil rights. This was the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. The four panelists who each led the division looked at what progress has been made since 1957 and what the Civil Rights Division under President Donald Trump should be doing.