Historian Matthew Dallek looks at the history behind the Office of Civilian Defense, the country's first agency for homeland security, and the competing visions of those tasked with spearheading the department: New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
On the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Diane and her guests talk about the ruling’s legacy and what more might be done to realize the dream of racial equality in public education and American society.
- Dr. Shirley Jackson president of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute
- Minnijean Brown Trickey one of the "Little Rock nine" and a visiting writer at Arkansas State University
- Derrick Bell visiting professor of law at the New York University Law School and author of "Silent Convenants" (Oxford University Press)
- Theodore Shaw president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Richard Kahlenberg is Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation.
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