Date: 5:30pm EDT April 10, 2013

Bill of the Century: The Untold Story of the Civil Rights Act

A Conversation with 2013 Starr Center Frederick Douglass Fellow Clay Risen.

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.”


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Sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.