<![CDATA[News Civil Rights Act Turns 50 | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/ en-us Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:53:11 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:53:11 CDT Civil Rights Act Turns 50 60 Special report: Civil Rights Act at 50 http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article624177.html#storylink=rss Eight Kansas Citians talk about the legacy of the Civil Rights Act. These are their stories of struggle and progress. Swipe for the next story.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 aimed to entitle all ‘to the blessings of liberty’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article613811.html#storylink=rss Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, America is a more diverse and accepting country. But disturbing racial disparities remain.

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Questioning the end of racism http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614443.html#storylink=rss He is white, she is black. They are married. And in subtle ways Micah and Schylon Kubic of Kansas City see a society that is not yet colorblind.

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KC nun remembers her walk in history http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614015.html#storylink=rss The protest for voting rights in Selma, Ala., in 1965 was hundreds of miles away from Sister Rosemary Flanigan, who lived in St. Louis at the time. But it didn’t stop her from joining a march of support.

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Remembering the day ‘everything changed’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614480.html#storylink=rss When President Johnson signed the landmark legislation outlawing discrimination based on race, Irene Marcus and her husband and a group of close friends seized the opportunity to build the American Dream in the form of sprawling ranch houses in a new development south of where blacks had previously been allowed to live.

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KC teen sees his generation making the law even better http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614567.html#storylink=rss Gabriel Unruh, a biracial teen, expects to become a politician some day and plans to affect laws to give equality an even stronger, broader place in society.

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Making a difference on Quindaro Boulevard http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614606.html#storylink=rss Gary Wilson opened Wilson’s Pizza and Grill in Kansas City, Kan., because no pizza chain would deliver to the neighborhood. Despite tax incentives and new infrastructure flowing to the western part of Wyandotte County, Wilson is committed to staying put and serving his urban community.

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KC couple is in love with their racially blended family http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614298.html#storylink=rss The Grimaldis are the modern American family — a mix of biological and adopted; white, black and biracial. It’s a portrait that might not have been possible just 50 years ago.

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Pursuing law at Harvard to help the fight for equality http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614641.html#storylink=rss Derecka Purnell is going to Harvard Law School to study civil rights law so that perhaps one day, her young son won’t be affected by racism.

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A dream job for one KC man http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article614543.html#storylink=rss The military trained Hinton “Sam” Shockley to repair airplanes. But when he returned home, TWA told him he could only be a janitor.

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Photo gallery: Then and now, the Civil Rights Act touched many lives http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article634719.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:51:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/civil-rights-act-turns-50/article634719.html