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A Year of Celebration, Reflection, and Reenergizing

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement. First proposed by President John F. Kennedy, it survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress and was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. In subsequent years, Congress expanded the act and also passed additional legislation aimed at bringing equality, such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The city of Columbus, Ohio will celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Many entities and organizations will be hosting programs and events all across Columbus celebrating this historic legislation and also having community discussions about civil rights issues today. This webpage will be the home where you can find and participate in all of the various activities happening across the city.

Collaborators

University Libraries

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Student Life

Hale Black Cultural Center

The Kirwan Institute

The Barnett Center for Arts and Enterprise

The College of Social Work

The Wexner Medical Center

The Department of English

The College of Law

The History Department

The Department of African American and African Studies

The Wexner Center for the Arts