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Southern Christian Leadership Conference The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Observes the 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.23 Author/Creator: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Place Written: Birmingham, Alabama Type: Document Date: 9 July 1989 Pagination: 3p. ; 21.5 x 14.1 cm.

Summary of Content: One program dated July 9, 1989, marking the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, includes a historical sketch of the signing, a religious service schedule, and scanned images of protests.

Background Information: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an organization associated with Martin Luther King, Jr. (the first president) that promotes civil rights.

1964 Civil Rights Act was enacted on July 2, 1964 which ...prohibited unequal voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment and other parts of public life. See More

People: Holmes, Alvin, 1939-
Gregory, Dick, 1932-2017
Shuttlesworth, Fred, 1922-2011
Sanders, Hank, 1942-
Nettles, John S., fl. 1964

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementSegregationRebellionAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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