Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay and
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
with Congressional Sponsor Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Invite you to:
50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Program honoring iconic Bay Area civil rights attorney Howard Moore, Jr., and featuring Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University; famed human rights activist and author Angela Davis; and former Black Panther Party chairman, author and activist Elaine Brown.
The 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is FREE and open to the public, and provides an opportunity for our whole community to reflect on the road to passage of the Act, the gains and setbacks of the last 50 years and the ongoing struggle.
This exciting event will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, located at 3900 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
Entertainment provide by:
Platinum Grammy-Award-winning recording artist D'Wayne Wiggins
Tarika Lewis with Strings of Soul and Amaevolution
Exclusive preview showing of excerpts from the documentary film Freedom Summer by Firelight Media, which premieres on PBS on June 24, 2014. The film documents the Freedom Summer of 1964 when hundreds of students, civil rights workers and organizers joined with Mississippi residents and risked their lives to register African Americans to vote. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Stanley Nelson
Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay is a non-profit organization I founded almost 15 years ago to build on the legacy of the Movement that waged and won the struggle to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Venue is Wheelchair Accesible.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay
When & Where
Supervisor Keith Carson
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson serves as a member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and is currently the Board President. He represents the Fifth District, which includes the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville and Piedmont; the West Oakland, North Oakland, Rockridge, Grand Lake, Manzanita, Dimond District communities and portions of the Fruitvale neighborhood.
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