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Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights leaders, lawmakers and other public officials gathered around President Lyndon Johnson, 50 years ago, to watch the signing of a groundbreaking piece of legislation.

The Civil Rights Act was designed to end discrimination based on race, sex, religion or the country where you were born. Three years after its passage, African American voter registration in Mississippi rose from seven… to seventy percent.

How did this groundbreaking law affect you or your family here in Northeast Ohio? PBS/NewsHour would like to hear your story.

Call the oral history hotline at 703-594-6727. You can also email your story and a photo at . Please include your name and location, and your story might be used.

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