Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Enactment of Civil Rights Act of 1964

ADVISORY
July 2, 2014
Contact:  Mike Kanarick
                 802.735.7962    

Mayor Miro Weinberger to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Enactment of Civil Rights Act of 1964
To Launch Mayor’s Book Group to Explore Civic Life, History, and Culture in Burlington

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and launch the Mayor’s Book Group to explore civic life, history, and culture in Burlington.

WHAT:    News conference to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Enactment of Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to launch Mayor’s Book Group

WHEN:    Today, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 1:45pm

WHERE:   In front of City Hall on Church Street

*Full invitation follows:
 

A Commemorative Event

50th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
and
Launch of Mayor’s Book Group, which will explore civic life, history, and culture in Burlington

Wednesday, July 2, 1:45 pm
In front of City Hall, 149 Church Street

Program

  • Mayor Miro Weinberger
  • Dr. Denise Dunbar, Ph.D., Community Activist and Historian
  • Prof. David Jenemann, Ph.D., University of Vermont Humanities Center
     
Please join Mayor Miro Weinberger, the University of Vermont Humanities Center, Partnership for Change, Fletcher Free Library, Young Writers Project, and community activists in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act that was signed on July 2, 1964, by President Lyndon B. Johnson and did much to shape modern America. Please consider joining us to mark this significant day in U.S. history. 
 

As part of the commemoration, Mayor Weinberger will announce a joint effort with the UVM Humanities Center to launch the Mayor’s Book Group. The Book Group – open to all and expected to meet approximately three times a year – is a new joint effort between the UVM Humanities Center and the Mayor’s Office to explore civic life, history, and culture in Burlington.  The first book – 200 free copies of which will be made available courtesy of the UVM Humanities Center and in facilitation with the Fletcher Free Library – is Todd Purdum's An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in which a top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 
 

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Press Release Date: 
07/02/2014
City Department: 
Mayor's Office