Chicago marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act becoming law.

On July 2, 1964,  President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill that outlawed discrimination based on race, religion and gender.

The act also required equal access to jobs, public places, voting, and schools.

There were several events in Chicago and around the country commemorating the landmark legislation.

At the Thompson Center, The Illinois Department of Human Rights unveiled the Freedom Riders national traveling exhibit.

The Freedom Riders traveled on interstate buses through the South in the summer of 1961 to challenge segregation.

The exhibition will be on display at the Thompson Center until July 11.

At the Sheraton Towers, The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, headed by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr.,  joined national clergy and community leaders to celebrate the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Jackson said many gains have been made in the past 50 years, but much more work needs to be done.

 

 

 

1 Comment

  • AMAKOO

    One of the many reasons why the ‘Anglo elite’ faked out the US with placing an ‘Obama’ into our faces and “glamoring” us with the fakeness of every contrived machination we are insanely believing, is to hurt us in more broader ways! But he doesn’t represent the elite just to hurt us! His position allows the sociopathic elite and their cohorts to further devistate and gut the African diaspora and everywhere ‘people of color’ exists! But not only is he the surrogate of these psychopathic “insane” (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)wealth and powermongers, he knows (like most politicians know)that the position he holds is a conduit to greater wealth and power and as long as he ‘does what he is told’ he is guaranteed greater wellbeing! We are too inundated with fiction,lies, deception, fantasy, dark-ages beliefs, etc., etc., to see that we are being conned in the greatest con-game mankind has ‘never known’! They incarcerate and murder blacks and other people of color at will! They continue to rob Africa and experiment with our bodies and lives as we continue to assimilate and follow their diabolical travesties with glee and beliefs, and hopes for greater position and wealth amongst them! This madness that our whole nation (black or white) is subjected to would be laughable if it were not so insanely inhumane and brutal!

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