[LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton]

[LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton]

Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Commemorative Events

Jun 26, 2014

President Barack Obama calls on all Americans to observe the 50th anniversAry of the Civil Rights Act. read more

The Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, is pleased to present a panel discussion reviewing the historic context of the law, where we are today, and the future of the Civil Rights Act and Criminal Justice Act on June 5, 2014. read more

The Penn State College of Education will host the interdisciplinary conference Education and Civil Rights, Historical Legacies, Contemporary Strategies and Promise for the Future, along with a related graduate student symposium, on June 6 and 7, 2014. read more

The Mystic Valley Area branch of the NAACP will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the annual Freedom Fund Breakfast on Saturday June 7, 2014. read more

Miami University will recognize the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer with a commemoration ceremony, tree dedication, reception and an historical display on June, 20, 2014. read more

Freedom Summer Conference set for June 19-21 at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Black Studies. read more

The 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer will be celebrated in Jackson to celebrate the “civil rights workers and summer volunteers who successfully challenged the denial by the state of Mississippi to keep black people from voting, getting a decent education and holding elected offices.” It will take place June 25 – 29, 2014. read more

National Employment Lawyers Association
Senator Elizabeth Warren will welcome Convention participants to Boston from Capitol Hill to celebrate the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on June 26, 2014. read more

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has voted to observe July 2, 2014 with appropriate attention and ceremony as the 50th anniversary of the day when the United States of America became a better country in which to live, for all of its people. read more

The U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., has invited 50 students from across the country to participate in a program that begins in the nation’s capitol and goes by bus to Richmond, Virginia and back. The students will learn about the Freedom Rides and meet officials upholding the cause of civil rights. read more

The LBJ Museum in San Marcos, Texas, is hosting a reception from 6 – 7 p.m. commemorating the anniversary. read more

The LBJ National Historical Park in Johnson City, Texas, is hosting a free open house “Remembering 1964- A Year That Changed America.”  Visitors will experience a new exhibit on the Civil Rights Act and there are screenings of the PBS documentary “1964” that day. read more

The US Mint has created a silver dollar to commemorate the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A surcharge of $10 per coin will benefit the United Negro College Fund. read more

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