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Civil Rights Act of 1964: 60th Anniversary Panel

July 13, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m.

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On July 13, from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Oklahoma History Center Museum will host a panel discussion to celebrate the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The morning session will focus on civil rights–centered archives, including the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center Archives and Dr. Autumn Brown of the Edmon Low Library’s Oklahoma Oral History Research Program. It will run from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The afternoon session will discuss the legacy, historical context, and influence of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on modern legal processes. It will feature Tamya Cox-Touré, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma; Veronica Laizure, deputy director of CAIR; and Tuesdae Pelt-Willis, professor at Rose State College and third-year PhD candidate at the University of Oklahoma. The session will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 for OHS members and $10 for non-members, and both sessions are included in the ticket price. Boxed lunches may be pre-ordered for $10 each with an option of turkey and provolone, ham and swiss, or tomato, mozzarella, and pesto. All boxed lunches include a bag of chips and a cookie.

Attendance is limited to 125 people.

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Church leaders and demonstrators at the Civic Center auditorium, Oklahoma City. They carry signs reading “NAACP Freedom – OK City,” “Enid,” “Okmulgee,” “All Okla,” “Boley,” and “I’m doing my Xmas shopping at Katz this year,” 1960 (20246.38.407.2.A, John Melton Collection, Oklahoma Historical Society, OHS).


July 13
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105