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Friday, July 11, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder to Deliver Keynote Address at Justice Department and Howard University Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver the keynote address at the Department of Justice’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, Associate Attorney General Tony West, Ambassador Andrew Young and Howard University Interim President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick will also deliver remarks at the event co-hosted by Howard University, on TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, to honor the civil rights movement and celebrate the groundbreaking act.

 

Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault will lead a panel discussion during the program on the impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with Julian Bond, Howard University School of Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and Helen Zia.

 

The event will be live streamed at http://tinyurl.com/och84d4.

 

WHO: Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, Associate Attorney General Tony West, Ambassador Andrew Young, Howard University Interim President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University School of Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lisa A. Crooms-Robinson, Julian Bond, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Helen Zia

WHAT: “The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Preserving Progress, Charting the Future”

 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

10:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Cramton Auditorium

Howard University

2455 6th St., N.W.

Washington, D.C.

OPEN PRESS

 

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Media interested in attending must RSVP to Erica Lacy at erica.lacy@usdoj.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, on Monday, July 14, 2014. Media may begin arriving at 8:30 a.m. EDT. All cameras must be pre-set and radios must be in place by 9:30 a.m. EDT. Pen and pad reporters must be in place by 9:50 a.m. EDT.Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Erica Lacy at 202-514-2007 or at erica.lacy@usdoj.gov. Press inquiries regarding interviews with Howard University staff should be directed to Rachel Mann at 202-308-8903 or at rachel.mann@howard.edu.

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