The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Lani Guinier


The HistoryMakers Video Oral History with Lani Guinier


Law professor and civil rights lawyer Lani Guinier (1950 - ) is the first African American woman to become a tenured professor at Harvard University. Guinier has spearheaded efforts to educate the public about race and gender discrimination in both politics and the law. Guinier was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 12/2/2004, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This collection is comprised of the video footage of the interview.

Total Sessions: 1; Total Tapes: 3; Total Run Time: 01h 18m 10s

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Guinier, Lani (person)

Lani Guinier was born on April 19, 1950, in New York City. Her father, Ewart, was a lawyer, union organizer, and real estate agent, and her mother, Eugenia, was a public school teacher. In the late 1960s, Guinier attended Harvard University and was one of the students who petitioned for the establishment of an African American studies program there, which was later headed by her father. In 1971, she graduated from Harvard's Radcliffe College. In 1974, Guinier graduated from Yale Law School, wher...