In Depth

In Depth: Mary Frances Berry

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Mary Frances Berry is the author of:

Black Resistance, White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America (1971); Military Necessity and Civil Rights Policy: Black Citizenship and the Constitution, 1861-1868 (1977); Stability, Security, and Continuity: Mr. Justice Burton and Decision-Making in the Supreme Court, 1945-1958 (1978); Long Memory: The Black Experience in America (1982); Why ERA Failed: Politics, Women's Rights, and the Amending Process of the Constitution (1986); The Politics of Parenthood: Child Care, Women's Rights, and the Myth of the Good Mother (1993); The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present (1999); My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations (2005); And Justice For All: The United States Commission On Civil Rights And the Struggle For Freedom in America (2009); and Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama's Speeches, from the State House to the White House (2010).

About the Authors

Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances is the former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the former chair of the Organization of American Historians.  She is currently a history professor and professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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  • Saturday, September 13th at 9am (ET)
  • Monday, September 8th at 12am (ET)
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