Interview: Civil Rights Act Turns 50 Today

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

Civil Rights Act
John L. Ford spoke to us about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, its implications then and where we are today, 50 years later.

He also has some personal experiences he shared. For the last 45 years, John has devoted himself to studying African American history. He is a historian at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh where he currently oversees the “From Slave to Soldier” exhibit.

He also served as the director in the education division and curator for Pennsylvania’s first Underground Railroad exhibit at the Heinz History Center.

He’s won numerous awards and conducted numerous lectures at a number of academic institutions for his work in African American studies.

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You can learn more about the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh here.

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