Broadway and the Brooklyn Museum: A Look Back 50 Years Ago to The Civil Rights Act 1964

Posted on Feb 20, 2014

Both the Performing Arts and Fine Arts look back 50 years to the passage of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

On Broadway:
Bryan Cranston stars as LBJ in All The Way which will run through June 29, 2014.  This is a terrific production for people that love civics, history and smart plays.  You’ll see how Lyndon Baines Johnson assumed the presidency after John F. Kennedy was assassinated and his first year in office as he moved the legislation through Congress to pass The Civil Rights Act. If you saw the movie, Lincoln, the same series of compromises were needed 100 years later.

The Brooklyn Museum:
Witness: Art and Civil Right in the Sixties which will run from March 7–July 6, 2014

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers how sixty-six of the decade’s artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Caribbean contemporaries, used wide-ranging aesthetic approaches to address the struggle for racial justice.

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