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From 1866-1964: Examining Civil Rights Acts
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Location: Hill Center, Washington, DC
Program is FREE but Registration is REQUIRED
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A landmark piece of legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a federal declaration against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin in employment, education, and public accommodations.
The Act of 1964 was groundbreaking in its reach but it was not the first time that federal civil rights legislation had been proposed or passed. This Educator Professional Learning event will give a history of civil rights legislation from 1866 through the Act of 1964. Paul Finkelman, well-known legal scholar and historian, will present an interactive lecture in which teachers will experience deep reading of selected legislation and be encouraged to ask questions.
During the workshop, educators will also have an opportunity for reflection on ways to incorporate the context and legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into their classroom. Educators will receive resources that will be applicable for classroom use.