March 15, 2004
Tulane University Law School Professor Raymond T. Diamond, co-author of Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture and the Constitution (University Press of Kansas 2003), has been awarded the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for Historical Literature for 2003. Diamond and his co-authors, Robert J. Cottrol of George Washington University and Leland B.Ware of the University of Delaware, have been recognized in the category of legal history and legal biography. Their book discusses the many ramifications of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case, placing it in historical context and examining its legal, social and political impact.
The award will be presented on March 20 in Birmingham, Alabama by the Langum Project for Historical Literature. The award recognizes those works that make the rich history of America accessible to the educated general public.
According to the Langum Project, the prize for Legal History and Legal Biography recognizes the best book that is “accessible to the educated general public, rooted in sound scholarship, and with themes that touch upon matters of general concern to the American public, past or present.”
Professor Diamond is the C.J. Morrow Research Professor at Tulane University Law School. His primary areas of scholarly interest are constitutional law and the legal history of race relations, and his articles have appeared in the Yale Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Vanderbilt Law Review, among others. Previously, he served as a faculty member at Louisiana State University Law Center, and he has been a visiting professor at St. John’s University. In 2000, he received the Harlan B. Carter-Knight Freedom Fund Award for his work on the Second Amendment and right to bear arms.