Journalists Todd Purdum and Cokie Roberts discuss the political battles behind the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the popular myths about this monumental piece of legislation as well as the patient organization, unending advocacy, and across–the–aisle teamwork that created H.R. 7152.Purdum recreates the cast of characters–many now forgotten–who were the catalysts for change.
Join us on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the William McGowan Theater. Watch live online (http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives) or join us in person (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
A book signing will follow the program.