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On Display in the Library


1st Floor Foyer & Book Display Stand:
50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


This month, McKillop Library celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a display of books chronicling the long-ranging effects of the law and a foyer display of historical materials related to the law's passing. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. It signaled the end of "Jim Crow" laws and the concept of "separate but equal." It also put the full weight of the federal government behind ending violence and the culture of fear in the Jim Crow South.

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