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Celebrate the Summer of Civil Rights

Kickoff event: June 24, State Capitol Grounds in St. Paul, starting at 5 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a series of events throughout the Twin Cities area. 

The Summer of Civil Rights events kick off on June 24th on the Capitol grounds in St. Paul starting at 5:00 pm. This event will honor the past civil rights leaders and activists who laid the foundation for the civil rights movement in Minnesota.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has served as a vital piece of legislation within United States. For forty-nine years, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has protected citizens from being discriminated against based upon race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. July 2, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This year’s celebratory theme is, Summer of Civil Rights: Celebrate the Milestones, Living the Legacy, Strive for the Future.  

For additional information:

Download a PDF of the June 24 event program

Watch MDHR's video on "The Civil Rights Act: Living the Legacy" featuring speakers at the June 24 event:

Living the Legacy: promo on You Tube

Living the Legacy: one hour program on YouTube

Resources for Additional Community Events

Check the Minnesota State Councils' web sites for additional community events and announcements. Use the links below to go directly to a council's web site:

A summary page about the State Councils including contact information is available here.