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Tomiko Brown-Nagin

October 19, Copley Square
Tomiko Brown-Nagin is an American lawyer, an award-winning legal historian, an expert in constitutional law and education law and policy, and an academic administrator and professor. She is the current dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Her work on civil rights history has been widely published in law and history journals. Brown-Nagin’s book Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement was awarded the 2012 Bancroft Prize in history, with the Journal of American History calling it “an original and convincing approach to the legal history of the civil rights era.” She is currently working on a book about the life and times of the Honorable Constance Baker Motley, the civil rights lawyer, politician, and judge.