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Perez v. Sharp: A California Landmark Case That Overturned a Century-Old Ban on Interracial Marriage

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November 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Presented by the California Supreme Court Historical Society. 1 Hour MCLE; Elimination of Bias

Join us for an engaging presentation on the 1948 case, Perez v. Sharp, where the California Supreme Court found unconstitutional the state’s laws prohibiting inter-racial marriage. This program sketches briefly the history of racial discrimination in California and elsewhere, then turns its focus to how marriage illuminated a path for later, important civil rights cases. This has significant current professional and practical content.

  • Introduction by Justice Joshua P. Groban, California Supreme Court
  • Narrated by Justice Teri Jackson, California Court of Appeal, and John Caragozian
  • Additional remarks by Roland Brandel and Michael Traynor
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