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1964: The Civil Rights Act, the War on Poverty, and Freedom Summer

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June 21, 2014, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by Gretchen Cassel Eick

In 2014 the United States will commemorate 50 years since the landmark Civil Rights Act, the launch of President Johnson's War on Poverty, and Freedom Summer when young Americans worked to register voters in the South. These historic actions were met with controversy, violence, and political resistance, but the results resonated around the globe. Federal laws protecting Americans against discrimination, programs that helped lift families out of poverty, and grassroots actions that educated and empowered voters strengthened the nation. This presentation will highlight the challenges and victories of 1964, a deciding year in our nation's history.

Kansas African American Museum
601 N Water St
Wichita, KS 67203-3833
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Sponsored by: Kansas African American Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Carole Branda
(316) 262-7651
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http://www.tkaamuseum.org