Upcoming Events


The Color of Law: An evening with Richard Rothstein

Your health and safety matter to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Therefore, we have postponed "The Color of Law" event due to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

It was to be held April 29. However, we will keep you posted on the new date for this public lecture, featuring Richard Rothstein, author The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017).


Author Richard Rothstein takes a bold stance on neighborhood segregation in America in his latest book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017).

The Color of Law

In the book, Rothstein documents how American cities became so racially divided and book examines how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation.

Rothstein will discuss the book at a public lecture at The Attucks Theatre in Norfolk at 7 p.m. on April 29. The event is free.

Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He also is a Senior Fellow, emeritus, of both the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley).

Richard Rothstein

The program is part of the Understanding Hampton Roads series sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. These area organizations join the community foundation as event partners:

  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Foundation
  • South Hampton Roads Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association

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