As Kansas Citians gear up for a holiday weekend celebrating the United States’ Independence Day, civil rights advocates also are commemorating another event in our country’s history.
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, ending, among other things, the existence of “whites only” bathrooms and drinking fountains.
A lot has changed since 1964.
We want to know what civil rights issues the United States and Kansas City still face today.
Tell KCUR: What are today’s biggest challenges for civil rights? How can we overcome them?
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