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The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

The act, among other things, ended the era of legal segregation in public accommodations, like restaurants and hotels. This year marks the 50th anniversary of its passage. Author Todd Purdum joins Fresh Air to talk about the legislative and political battles that surrounded it.

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The Politics Of Passing 1964's Civil Rights Act

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