Tuesday, May 9, 2023
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
Online via Livestream

TO RSVP: Click the link below and enter the password “BOOK” when prompted

Nearly a century after he served on the court, the words of the most famous dissenter in Supreme Court history helped to end segregation, start the civil rights movement, and much more. In The Great Dissenter, author Peter Canellos discusses the impact of John Marshall Harlan’s greatest dissents, from Plessy v. Ferguson and beyond, and how they shaped legal revolutions generations after his death. He also reveals the background of Justice Harlan’s greatest dissents, including Plessy v. Ferguson, and how they served as a “Bible” to the justices who accomplished some of the American legal system’s greatest victories.

Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Austin Federalist Society for an interview with Peter Canellos as he discusses the life and legacy of Justice John Marshall Harlan.

Complimentary lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, and a book sale and signing will be hosted following the program. You are also welcome to tune in to the event online via livestream.



  • 11:30AM-12PM – Guest Check-In + Lunch
  • 12PM-1PM – Event Program + Audience Q&A
  • 1PM-1:30PM – Book Sale + Signing


Click on the following links to watch the event online via livestream:


Please see the parking options below and click here for a parking map:

  • Metered parking – pay per minute/hour Congress Avenue – 9th Street and surrounding streets
  • Peak Parking LLC – $6.00 for first 30 minutes then $3.00 for each additional 30 minutes -176 E 9th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Capitol Tower – $9.00 per hour – 206 E 9th Street, Austin, TX 78701

TO RSVP: Click the link below and enter the password “BOOK” when prompted