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NASA HQ Presentation: Civil Rights Act of 1964 (6/23/2014)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a keynote program on June 23, 2014. The signing of the Civil Right Act was a legislative achievement which transformed our society and profoundly impacted our nation and NASA. The Keynote event featured remarks from the NASA Administrator, and a panel discussion showcasing Eddie Bernice Johnson, U.S. Representative, 30th District of Texas; Dr. Harriett Jenkins, Former Assistant Administrator for Equal Opportunity Programs; renowned author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Roger Launius, Associate Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This event highlighted the influence of the Civil Rights Act on NASA and our contributions to the Nation over the past 50 years.

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