50 Years Of The Civil Rights Act

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Before the phrase “civil rights movement” had even entered the American lexicon, Asa Philip Randolph was among the earliest forces propelling it.

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This week, as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Florida man known as the father of that legislation, Dr. Robert B. Hayling, will be in St. Augustine.

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July 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark legislation outlawed discrimination at the polls and in schools, workplaces and public buildings.

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Among the moments being celebrated during the commemoration of the civil rights movement is a little known local milestone — the largest mass arrest of rabbis in United States history.

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Award-winning journalist, former field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Jacksonville resident, Charlie Cobb was at the center of the "Freedom Summer" of 1964.

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An orchestral piece commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be performed this weekend in a city known for playing a vital role in the movement.