Bill of the Century: The Untold Story of the Civil Rights Act
Date: 5:30pm EDT April 10, 2013
Starr Center Fellow Tells the Untold Story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in April 10 Lecture at Washington College.
In early 1963, civil rights was a dead issue in American politics. Yet just over a year later, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the most sweeping piece of social legislation in American history. What happened? Join journalist and historian Clay Risen for an in-depth look at the untold story behind the “bill of the century.”
The Frederick Douglass Fellowships support independent work in African-American studies and related areas. The author, activist, and diplomat Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), for whom the fellowships were named, was born in Talbot County, Md., about 30 miles south of Chestertown, and retained a deep attachment to the Eastern Shore until the end of his life.