Civil Rights at 50
In each of the next three years, we will have the opportunity to observe the 50th anniversaries of four of our nation’s seminal civil rights tipping points.
Aug. 28, 2013 – 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
July 2, 2014 – 50th anniversary of President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Aug. 10, 2015 – 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Oct. 3, 2015 – 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
The Equal Justice Society will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. The event will feature a collaboration with Marcus Shelby Jazz Organization, Zaccho Dance Theatre, and the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre.
In addition to having a presentation by musicians, actors, and dancers, the event will include an exhibition, "The Art of Civil Rights." The Equal Justice Society will soon be issuing a call for artists to create something, or to share something already created to commemorate the event.
Aug. 1, 2013, will be the deadline for artwork submissions. To receive details on the Aug. 28 event and the art exhibit, please register here.