50 Years Later, the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Today – July 2, 2014 – we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin. The law also provides the federal government with the powers to enforce desegregation.

On September 13 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, EJS will mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a gala event featuring performances by artists from the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Zaccho Dance Theatre, and the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre.

This is the second installment in a series of events over three years (2013 to 2015) observing the 50th anniversaries of four of our nation’s seminal civil rights tipping points. Last year, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Oakland Museum.

Civil Rights at 50: Celebrating the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Saturday, September 13, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, San Francisco
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With special honorees:

  • California State Senator Ed Hernandez – author of SCA 5, seeking to partially repeal Prop. 209
  • Jane and Howard Moore, Jr. – civil rights attorneys and movement pioneers
  • Frederick Jordan – champion of minority business enterprises (MBEs)
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati – co-counsel with EJS in social science briefs in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, and in Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.

With performances by artists from:

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Sign up your organization as an Organizational Partner of the Civil Rights at 50 campaign

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