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PEF Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in our country’s history.

This legislation guaranteed basic civil rights  for  all  Americans-that the rights outlined in our Constitution  would be afforded to all.

The civil rights movement and the labor movement are inexorably linked. We salute courageous leaders like Martin Luther King, who energized the nation  to demand action on civil and human rights.

Dr. King  also worked hand-in-hand with labor movement leaders, who shared his commitment to equal rights.

The links below will provide you with more information about this dramatic turning point in American history:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-act

http://www.congresslink.org/print_basics_histmats_civilrights64text.htm