An Important Anniversary for Tulsa and the Nation

Aug 28, 2019

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act
Credit EEOC

As Tulsa gets ready to mark the 100th anniversary of the terrible 1921 Race Massacre, the nation this week is celebrating an event of a much different kind. It’s the 56th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. Hundreds of thousands from across the country attended the March and less than one year later the 1964 Civil Rights Act was signed into law by then President Lyndon Johnson. It opened the door for much of the progress that’s been made since.