April 11, 2014
It is great honor to celebrate the 5oth anniversary of Civil Rights. Civil Rights was forged on the platform of the work of many from Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, President Johnson, President Kennedy, Reverend Shuttlesworth and more. The legacy of the social justice, voting, equity and civil rights was forged 50 years ago yet, so much more is required since the point of its legislation.
In this July 2, 1964, file photo, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Standing from left, are Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill.; Rep. Clarence Brown, R-Ohio; Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn.; Rep. Charles Halleck, R-Ind.; Rep. William McCullough, R-Ohio; and Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin is hosting a civil rights summit this week, highlighted by a keynote address by President Barack Obama today. (AP file photo)
It was hard fought political struggle with lives lost and sacrifices made to garner the rights that were hard fought that lead us to today. This struggle continues as race, inclusion, voting rights are still untenable.
The pursuit for civil rights needs to be celebrated as the work continues on race.