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Civil Rights Act: 50th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 27


It has been 50 years since one of the most important legislative milestones in United States history: the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Though millennials and Gen Xers don't remember, the earliest Baby Boomers likely can't forget a time when it acceptable--legal, even--to refuse service or entry into a public establishment because of a person's ethnicity, skin color, faith or birthplace. The Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin; and, locally, the act's 50th anniversary will be celebrated in style at Boise Zoo with a big event hosted by the Idaho Central Credit Union, ACLU of Idaho, the Pride Foundation, Idaho Commission on Human Rights, the Idaho State Historical Society, the NAACP and the Black History Museum.

This all-ages celebration, which includes musicians, performers, food and informational booths, is free and open to the public.