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1964 Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Washington, DC
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lawmakers celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and present the Congressional Gold Medal to the King family in honor of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Speakers include House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:43pm (ET)

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