In celebration of the opening of the David M. Rubenstein Gallery "Records of Rights" permanent exhibition, and in partnership with the US Association of Former members of congress, we present a distinguished panel of Civil Rights experts focusing on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Moderated by Todd Purdum, nationally recognized political journalist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, panelists will include former Members of Congress, journalists and historians. The panel will examine the political challenges and debate that resulted in this groundbreaking legislation, give a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to pass both acts, and analyze the impact of these laws as we near their 50-year anniversaries. The panel will also discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision to invalidate key parts of the Voting Rights Act. Officially opening on Friday, November, 8, program attendees will have the opportunity for a sneak preview of the David M. Rubenstein Gallery "Records of Rights" permanent exhibition, following this evenin g’s program.
Event begins at 7:00PM