50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The purpose is to raise awareness of the impact of discrimination in the workplace.

The Arkansas Psychological Association will mark the date with a special event. Dr. Pat Griffen shared details on "THV 11 This Morning".

The 1964 Civil Rights Act was a landmark legislation enacted to combat discrimination in employment, public accommodations, public facilities, public education, and voter registration requirements in furtherance of the right to equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment and the right to vote guaranteed by the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

A Commemoration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Awards ceremony honoring Brownie Ledbetter (posthumously) for her work through the Arkansas Public Policy Panel and Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine and also a psychologist will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 9th and Broadway, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This is the actual date of the signing, July 2nd, of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson.


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