A Nation of Widening Opportunities

The Civil Rights Act at 50

Subjects: Law, Civil Rights
Imprint: Maize Books
Paperback : 9781607853688, 317 pages, 2 b&w illus., 6 x 9, December 2015
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was an extraordinary achievement of law, politics, and human rights. On October 11, 2013, a diverse group of civil rights scholars met at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil rights law in the five decades since President Johnson signed the Act. This volume comprises edited versions of the papers that these scholars presented, enriched by lively discussions at and after the conference, and it contributes to the continuing debates regarding the civil rights project in the United States and the world.