University of Montana Civil Rights Celebration
The Civil Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964. Here’s what happening to honor the occasion at UM. Fifty years later, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library will celebrate the anniversary with a limited-time exhibit. “Civil Rights Act of 1964″ will trace the history and impact of civil rights legislation through government documents, the papers of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and broadcast remarks by President Johnson to the nation upon its signing.
The exhibit is on display in the main floor foyer of the library during regular hours through July 18. I know the world is changing fast, but I still find it hard to believe that we’re only going back 50 years for such an important and influential piece of American legislation. Looking forward to seeing it. DB