Civil Rights in America: Then and Now—Charlotte, NC


Civil Rights in America: Then and Now
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Reception at 6:00 p.m., Program at 7:00 p.m.
ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC

ImaginOn, a library and theater complex in Charlotte, North Carolina, will host a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Tuesday, July 1. “Civil Rights in America: Then and Now,” welcomes the public to a reception and program. Speakers include:

  • Attorney James Ferguson II – Overview of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Tom Hanchett – Historian, Levine Museum of the New South, “Charlotte: Then and Now.”
  • Dianne English – Executive director, Community Building Initiative, “Her Story.”
  • The Rev. Danny Trapp – executive director, Mecklenburg Ministries, closing remarks.
  • Theodore Shaw – Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and the director of the Center for Civil Rights at the UNC-School of Law at Chapel Hill.
Register with Renee Thompson by calling 704-336-2424 or emailing [email protected].
Image: U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson shakes the hand of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the signing of the Civil Rights Act as officials look on July 2, 1964 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images, courtesy of the Charlotte Observer,