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Join us for a full day of conversation and fellowship about the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in public accommodations and other public places and established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The act prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. It was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. Along with the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act in 1968, the Civil Rights Act helped establish the legal foundation of equality among all Americans.


Tuesday, July 2, 2024
8:45am - 3:45pm
Chapel Hill Public Library


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free and open to the public | lunch provided


Schedule



8:15 - Doors open/check in

8:45 - Welcome remarks

9:00-10:15 - James Williams wlll facilitate a discussion focusing on the history of the Civil Rights Act and the strategies that led to its signing in 1964.
Panelists: Christopher Clark, H Timothy Lovelace, Angela Mason, Jerry Gershenhorn, and Allison Riggs


10:15-10:30 - Break

10:30-11:45 - Danita Mason-Hogans will talk with the Women of the Movement about the local experience of Jim Crow and the struggle to pass a local ordinance to outlaw segregation.
Panelists: Anne Hargett, Betty Geer, Jerdene Alston, Lillie Atwater, Gwen Atwater, and Braxton Foushee


11:45-1:00 - Lunch

12:15-12:45 - Keynote speaker - Judge Jim Wynn


1:00-2:15 - Dr. Freddie Parker will lead a conversation about the Civil Rights Act in 2024 and what the future may hold. 
Panelists: Jack Boger, Reginald Hildebrand, Reggie Shuford, and Elizabeth Haddix


2:15-2:30 - Break 

2:30-3:15 - Ted Shaw in conversation with James Ferguson, Adam Stein, and Mel Watt

3:15-3:45 - Closing remarks - Gene Nichol

Speakers and Panelists



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Thank you to our event sponsors!


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