Reflecting on the Civil Rights Act’s Anniversary with James Baldwin

Lindsey R. Swindall
Jul 1, 2019 - 5:00

July marks the 55th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex, and helped to dismantle de jure segregation. History books often simplify the passage of this bill into a discernible moment of completion during the Civil Rights Movement. However, the ensuing decades have demonstrated that the law has neither purged the country of racism or the vestiges of racial segregation. In...

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