Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed discrimination pertaining to race, sex, religion and origin.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, PBS Newshour is asking people to share their memories of the legislation’s passage.
Over the next couple months, Newshour wants to know:
Do you or someone you know remember when the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964? How did its passage change your life or community? Did it?
Email NewsHour64@gmail.com and NewsHour’s oral history hotline (703-594-6727). Several of those stories will be featured on the Newshour website.
GPB News is teaming up with Newshour to find out how the Civil Rights Act affected Georgians. We’ve spoken to people in Savannah. We also spoke to the Freedom Riders at the opening of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.
GPB News would love to hear from you. Do you remember when the Civil Rights Act was passed? Tell us your story.
Email Shauna Stuart at : firstname.lastname@example.org