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Women’s Rights NHP Announces the Kick Off Event for a Year-Long Series of Programs on the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Keep the Dream Alive

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News Release Date: June 10, 2013
Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315.568.0024

Seneca Falls, NY – Women's Rights National Historical Park will offer a special program and kick-off event "1964 Civil Rights Act Revisited" with park ranger Jamie Wolfe and volunteer Harlene Gilbert on June 22 at 11:00 AM in the Wesleyan Chapel.

In recognition of the 50thAnniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Women's Rights National Historical Park will sponsor a year-long series of programs titled "Keep the Dream Alive" Events. The kick-off program will correspond with the introduction of the most prominent civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

On June 20, 1963 the Civil Rights Act was introduced on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout the next twelve months, the bill caused animated and heated discussions as it made its way through committees, votes, and amendments in both the House and U. S. Senate. The park will sponsor several more special events and a film festival throughout the next twelve months with a celebration on the 50thanniversary of the day President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964.

For more information, please visit our website atwww.nps.gov/worior call (315) 568-0024. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnpsand Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. Learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter:http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-2-no-2-Final-4-8-13.pdf.

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