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VIDEO: 50 Years Since the Civil Rights Act

Following on from their attendance at the British Library and Eccles Centre event commemorating 50 years since the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, which you can read about here, Prof. Neil Wynn and Dr Christian O’Connell discuss the significance, impact and legacy of the Act.

They also discuss PBS America’s new documentary, ‘1964’, the issue of state’s rights and the role of the federal government, as well as other events such as the Freedom Summer of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

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