(Rick Kopstein)

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sponsored a panel discussion Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The wide-ranging discussion, held at Sullivan & Cromwell, focused on issues such as young people’s knowledge of history, the job market and the workplace, the impact of the Trayvon Martin case on the U.S. judicial system, racial justice and the death penalty. The panelists, from left, were Jasmine Rand, a civil rights attorney at Parks & Crump; Dennis Parker, director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Initiative; moderator Charles Ogletree, a professor at Harvard Law School; Barbara R. Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee; Michael D. Jones, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis; and Gilbert King, Author of “Devil in the Grove.”