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Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights in 1964

Event: Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights in 1964
September 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015 10 am to 6 pm M-F, noon to 6 pm Sat, Sun.
The Ohio State University Libraries celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the Thompson Library Gallery with Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights in 1964 from September 15, 2014-January 4, 2015. As viewed through the lens of library Special Collections, this exhibit explores the historical and cultural ramifications of the landmark federal bill that prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In particular, it offers little-known insights about the Ohio politician who was instrumental in passing the legislation through Congress. It also provides a frank appraisal of the prevailing racial inequalities faced by minority residents of Columbus and African-American students at The Ohio State University in the decades prior to the billŐs enactment. See also ŇThe Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and ComicsÓ opening August 16th in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and continuing through November 30th.
Date and time:September 15, 2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Main Library Thompson Library Gallery
Contact:Jeff Thomas
Phone Number:614-688-8429
Event category:Arts and Sciences
Event Type:Exhibit

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