ACLU's At Liberty Podcast at Brooklyn Public Library presents The Legacy of Loving: White Supremacy & the Regulation of the Family

The Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark ACLU case decided in 1967. But the government‘s regulation of the family didn’t start with anti-miscegenation laws or end with Loving. A live recording of the ACLU podcast At Liberty will explore how, over the course of American history, state control of marriage and sex has helped maintain white supremacy.

Melissa Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and a leading expert in family law, constitutional law, and reproductive rights and justice. She co-hosts the Strict Scrutiny podcast.

Emerson Sykes is a staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, where he focuses on First Amendment free speech protections. He hosts the ACLU’s At Liberty podcast.

At Liberty is a weekly podcast from the ACLU that explores the biggest civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day. At Liberty at BPL is a periodic live recording of the podcast from Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents team and presented to a live audience at the library's flagship Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza.

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