Fight of the Century: 100 Years of ACLU Cases

THU, FEB 13, 2020

Authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman join Carol Rose, executive director of ACLU Massachusetss, to discuss their compliation of essays,”Fight of the Century”, featuring works by influential writers including Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Salman Rushdie, Jesmyn Ward, and more, each writing about a landmark ACLU case.

In response to the “Palmer Raids”, part of the Red Scare in the U.S. after World War I when many were arrested without warrants and immigrants were targeted without regard to constitutional protections, a small group opposed to the actions formed the American Civil Liberties Union. In May, 1920, they published their “Report Upon the Illegal Practices of the United States Department of Justice”.

This 2020 book of essays is published in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the organization.

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