Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 on April 28

Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014
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The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to co-sponsor the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association's celebration of the "Civil Rights Act of 1964: then, now and moving forward." The FREE program will take place on Monday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse (jury assembly room).

Fifty years ago, peaceful civil disobedience triumphed over hate and the Civil Rights Act became law. Please join legal scholars and local bar associations to commemorate this landmark federal law. Speakers include:

  • The Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi Jr., U.S. District Court Judge in Puerto Rico and president of the Federal Bar Association
  • The Hon. Gordon A. Martin Jr., (ret.), sought voting rights for blacks in Mississippi in the early 1960s and served as a state District Court judge
  • Joshua M. Davis, Esq., preeminent employment lawyer at Goulston & Storrs PC

Please join us for light refreshments after the presentations.