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Items Tagged "Civil Rights Act"

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A couple lingers following the I Have A Dream Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963.

Living the legacy of Freedom Summer

United Methodists reflect on where they were during the summer of 1964 in Mississippi and the year in which the U.S. Civil Rights Act was signed. Read More

Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert .A UMNS file photo by John C. Goodwin.

Civil Rights Act: Still relevant

Retired United Methodist Bishop Talbert, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., reflects on the impact of the 1964 law on his life. Read More

Bette Prestwood

Civil Rights Act Anniversary: Before and After

Bette Prestwood worked behind the scenes in support of the proposed Civil Rights Act and urged peaceful acceptances of the changes its passage brought. Read More

Civil Rights Act Anniversary: The Church and the Civil Rights Act

The Rev. Edwin King reflects on the role of the institutional church in ending racial segregation in the United States. Read More

Civil Rights Act Anniversary: ‘I am grateful’

Retired educator the Rev. Margaret Ann Williams is grateful for what the Civil Rights Act let her children accomplish and sees possibilities for her grandchildren. Read More

Civil Rights Act Anniversary: Committed to liberation

Angella Current-Felder's parents and her experiences during Freedom Summer shaped her continuing concern for the liberation of people of African descent. Read More


Civil Rights Act Anniversary: Not whole yet

Active in the Massachusetts unit of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell traveled the United States working on behalf of the Civil Rights Movement. Read More

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