The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act

The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act

Check out the edgy, slightly unconventional social media campaign created by the LBJ Foundation - "Ten Ways Things Are Completely Different Because of Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Movement." The "Ways" were retweeted by San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, U.T. Austin, and Ebony, to name a few.

Also, using archival material, the Archives staff reenacted the events of July 2, 1964 on Twitter from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. The postings attracted hundreds of new followers; those retweeting included the U.S. Embassy in Vienna andthe 44 Foundation, established for the future Barack Obama Presidential Library. 

 

CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights

July 24, 2014

On July 24, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer will moderate a program that takes us back to the summer of 1964 while exploring the current battlegrounds of civil rights. Joining Schieffer will be Harry Belafonte; Whoopi Goldberg; Taylor Branch; James Brown; Jason Collins; and Evan Wolfson, Julia Chaney-Moss, and David Goodman (siblings of civil rights workers murdered in 1964).

The event will be televised on July 24 at 7 p.m. CT on the Smithsonian Channel and streamed globally.