On February 7, 20212 dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Tomiko Brown-Nagin delivered the 120th John A. Sibley Lecture. Titled "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality" the lecture took place virtually to the University of Georgia School of Law community via Zoom at 12:00 PM EST.

Event Date

Spring 2-7-2022


The 120th John A. Sibley Lecture was delivered by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. Brown-Nagin is a member of the history department at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In 2019, she was appointed chair of the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute, and the American Philosophical Society, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.

Brown-Nagin frequently appears as a commentator in media. Her previous book, Courage to Dissent won the Bancroft Prize in 2011. In her latest book, Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality (Pantheon, 2022), Brown-Nagin explores the life and times of Constance Baker Motley, the pathbreaking lawyer, politician, and judge.

The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to the School of Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school.

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Virtual and Print Flier for 120th Sibley Lecture