50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

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republicans civil rights act

July 2 – Segment 2

The Civil Rights Act is one of the most influential acts ever passed by the US government. We discuss its wide-ranging impacts and the history of its passage on its fiftieth anniversary, including the surprising amount of Republican support, with: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation and co-author of Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, and Joe R. Hicks, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network, Vice President of Community Advocates, Inc., a privately-funded Los Angeles-based political think-tank, and analyst for PJTV.com, where he hosts “The Hicks File” and “The Minority Report.”

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Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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