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NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Councilmember Harrell to Honor Community Leaders at Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary Celebration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7/9/2014  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vinh Tang, Councilmember Harrell's Office, 206-684-8804

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Harrell to Honor Community Leaders at Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary Celebration

Seattle - Councilmember Bruce Harrell will address attendees of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act Celebration this Thursday at the Northwest African American Museum. He will honor outstanding individuals who exemplify a new generation of civil rights leaders in Seattle and have given selfless and devoted service to the cause of equality.

Councilmember Harrell will also present a proclamation declaring 2014 as the 50th Anniversary Year of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On June 30, 2014, the City Council adopted Resolution 31532, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and reaffirming the City of Seattle's unwavering commitment to civil rights, equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination for all.

The celebration is free and open to the public. Reverend Dr. Samuel S. McKinney will keynote the event, which will include music, light refreshments and a panel discussion from community leaders.

WHAT:
50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Celebration

WHEN:
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S. Massachusetts St. Seattle, WA 98118

WHO:
Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Local and State Leaders of the Civil Rights community
Public

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: http://research.archives.gov/description/299891

Civil Rights Legislation: http://civilrights.lbjlibrary.org/

Senate history of the Civil Rights Act:
http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/CivilRightsAct1964.htm

House history of the Civil Rights Act:
http://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/Civil-Rights/1964-Essay/

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