Clay Risen on his book, "The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle of the Civil Rights Act"

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Clay Risen on his book, "The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle of the Civil Rights Act"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Clay Risen, an editor at The New York Times op-ed section. about his new book "The BIll of the Century: The Epic Battle of the Civil Rights Act."

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, acclaimed author Clay Risen unfolds the historic battle, waged from the streets of the deep South to the halls of Congress, to bring this revolutionary bill into law.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, 

The journey of the Civil Rights Act was nothing less than a moral and political epic, a sweeping tale of undaunted activism, political courage, historic speeches, backroom deal-making and finally, hand-to-hand legislative combat.

 

 

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