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WHC welcomes Brad Snyder to the Amram Scholar Series on Sunday, December 11 at Temple.
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This lecture is sponsored by the Leo & Elizabeth Goodman Public Issues Endowment Fund
About the Book
Democratic Justice is the definitive biography of Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court justice and champion of twentieth-century American liberal democracy. Frankfurter, an Austrian-Jewish immigrant, arrived in the United States at age eleven not able to speak a word of English. By age twenty-six, he had befriended former president Theodore Roosevelt, and by age fifty was one of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s most trusted advisers. He became the third Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justice, and a leading Zionist. As a justice, he hired the first African American law clerk and helped the Court achieve unanimity in outlawing racially segregated schools in “Brown v. Board of Education.” He fought for a Jewish state at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, saved his uncle from a Nazi prison in Vienna after the Anschluss, and he and his allies persuaded Harry Truman to be the first world leader to recognize the State of Israel.
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About the Author
Brad Snyder is a professor of constitutional law and twentieth-century American legal history at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to his legal scholarship, he has written for Politico, Slate, and the Washington Post. He lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
Sunday, December 11
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hybrid – Temple
Adult Ed, Amram, Lecture
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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