Announcement of New Orleans events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon Johnson
FRIDAY, June 20, 10 a.m.
4318 Magazine Street, which still has a 1950s-era lunch counter/signage used when the store was a Woolworth’s and featured in the movie The Butler
Members of Liberty '64, a non-profit organization formed to create a series of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary signing of the Civil Rights Act
Scheduled commemorative events include
June 25, local youth tour Birmingham, Alabama’s Civil Right Institute, in association with Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Councilman Arnie Fielkow and the National Basketball Retired Players Association; contact Paul Corliss 917-621-5744 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 28-July 27, Photo and Video exhibit, "Through the Civil Rights Lens”, in partnership with the National Park Service, NPS Visitor Information Center in Dutch Alley
June 29, "Civil Rights Sunday," a remembrance of the struggles and sacrifices of the faith based community, in churches across New Orleans
June 30-July 5, A series of panel discussions on the New Orleans Freedom Riders, the Significance of the Civil Rights Act, Role of Women in New Orleans Civil Rights, Music of the Era, and Changing the Conversation on Civil Rights featuring Dr. Norman Francis, Judge Rudy Lombard, Judge Joan Armstrong, Dr. Raphael Cassimere and others
July 2, Bell-Ringing Ceremony for the actual anniversary of the signing in downtown New Orleans
Sunday, July 6 1 p.m., the House of Blues will host a Civil Rights Gospel Brunch
For more information: Danae Columbus or Dionne Butler (504) 453-0523.