1964 Civil Rights Act Anniversary observance to conclude with celebration July 31

This summer the City of Minneapolis and partners from across the state have collectively hosted events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A closing ceremony is scheduled for the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, July 31st at 5pm. Toni Newborn is assistant director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and chair of the closing ceremony.

She talked with KFAI's Xan Holston, who asked why it's important to remember the anniversary of the passage of a piece of legislation. [Audio below]

Summer of Civil Rights closing ceremony

07/31/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us as we close an amazing Summer of Civil Rights. Organizers from across the state have collectively hosted events throughout the summer to commemorate the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Using various platforms such as African American History, Interfaith Unions, and Voter Rights, organizers have successfully brought about awareness to various communities throughout the twin cities. To celebrate the milestones of the past, and acknowledge our future, organizers will host the closing ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Capturing our theme, this event will bring forth the call to action, and recognize the importance of instilling leadership, tenacity, and fortitude in the youth of today.

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