Posts Tagged ‘Civil Rights Act’

Exactly fifty years ago, the United States Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin became illegal. Yet even today we are repeatedly reminded that, in action, the civil rights struggle is far from over. The Silence of Our Friends, Mark Long’s graphic memoir of his childhood amid escalating racial tensions in 1960‘s Houston, is a nostalgic but frank portrayal of this time and place, so paradoxically innocent and sinister.

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