Bending The Arc
Jill Savitt is the President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Our country faces a moment of reckoning on race and justice.
As the director of a history museum, I should refine that statement so it is more precise: our country faces yet another moment of reckoning on race and justice.
Our museum, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, tells the history of the U.S. civil rights movement, which was not a moment of reckoning, but a decade—of triumphs and setbacks, victories, and violence. By the end of that era, after a series of legal cases won by determined lawyers and disciplined advocacy waged by thousands of courageous people, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 194 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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