February 14, 2012
CUNY Law salutes the courageous life of Robert L. Carter, who died on January 3, 2012 at the age of 94. Judge Carter was an architect of the case which led to the end of legal segregation in the U.S. in his role as lead counsel in consolidated case No. 1 of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, et al. Judge Carter was also a core litigator in numerous landmark cases in the legal campaign against Jim Crow in the United States. He was the fourth holder of the Haywood Burns Chair in Civil Rights at CUNY Law and taught a civil rights litigation seminar during the 1999-2000 academic year.
Read Judge Carter’s article “Brown at 50: The Long Road to Equality” which appeared in The Nation magazine in 2004.
Watch Judge Carter in “A Conversation Between Two Civil Rights Giants”, a CUNY Law program held October 12, 2000, in which Judge Carter and South African jurist and anti-apartheid activist Albie Sachs, the fifth holder of the Haywood Burns Chair, discussed the campaigns to overthrow apartheid in their respective countries. [© 2012 CUNY School of Law]
A lecture from Judge Carter on the Brown v. Board of Education case in his CUNY Law class held September 1, 1999 [© 2012 CUNY School of Law]