60th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

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Join us for a full day of conversation and fellowship about the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in public accommodations and other public places and established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The act prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. It was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. Along with the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act in 1968, the Civil Rights Act helped establish the legal foundation of equality among all Americans.

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