Black History Month Celebrates Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Book cover for The Bill of the Century by Clay Risen

UPDATE: The program dates originally listed below for presentations by family history research consultant Traci Wilson-Kleekamp have been changed.

February is Black History Month, and this year the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History has chosen the theme “Civil Rights in America” to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This legislation outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin in public accommodations, including restaurants, motels, hotels and theaters. The law also prohibited discrimination in employment. Learn more and celebrate Black History month with these library resources.


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