WVXU Cincinnati Commemorates 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act

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Freking & Betz attorneys Jon Allison and Carrie Atkins Barron will join Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, retired judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and former General Counsel of the NAACP, for a panel discussion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Fifty years ago this past July, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to outlaw discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. During the signing ceremony the president called it a way for America to honor its promise of liberty: “This Civil Rights Act is a challenge to all of us to go to work in our communities and our states, in our homes and in our hearts, to eliminate the last vestiges of injustice in our beloved country.”

Tune into 91.7 WVXU at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3rd to hear about the history of the Civil Rights Act, its road to passage, its impact on public accommodations, education, and employment, among other areas, as well as a discussion of where we are today in light of the Act. If you can’t tune in for the live conversation, go to WVXU’s home page at wvxu.org for a link to the podcast.