Brian K. Landsberg

As a young staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Brian Landsberg, an emeritus professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, was a witness to some of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement in Alabama in the 1960s.

For more than two decades, Landsberg worked in the Civil Rights Division, rising to chief of the Appellate Section, where he played a crucial role in developing cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Landsberg was interviewed on July 13, 2018, at the studio of the California Channel in Sacramento by Mary Louise Frampton, director of the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies at the UC Davis School of Law. The interview is posted in two parts:

Brian K. Landsberg: Selma and Beyond from Capitol Weekly on Vimeo.

Full transcript of “Selma and Beyond” here.

Brian K. Landsberg: Voting Rights and Desegregation, from Capitol Weekly on Vimeo.

Full transcript of “Voting Rights and Desegregation” here.
Brian Landsberg’s curriculum vitae: https://www.mcgeorge.edu/documents/Faculty/brianLandsbergCV.pdf
Landsberg is the author of several books, including Enforcing Civil Rights, Race Discrimination and the Department of Justice, published by the University Press of Kansas.
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