OKLAHOMA CITY — On Saturday, July 13, from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Oklahoma History Center Museum will host a panel discussion to celebrate the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The morning session will focus on civil rights-centered archives, including the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center Archives and Dr. Autumn Brown of the Edmon Low Library Oklahoma Oral History Research Program. This session is from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The afternoon session will discuss the legacy, historical context, and influence of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on modern legal processes. It will feature Tamya Cox-Touré, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma; Veronica Laizure, deputy director of CAIR Oklahoma; and Tuesdae Pelt-Willis, professor at Rose State College and third-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oklahoma. This session will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online. Admission is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers, and both sessions are included in the ticket price. Boxed lunches may be pre-ordered for $10 each with an option of turkey and provolone; ham and Swiss; or tomato, mozzarella and pesto. All boxed lunches include a bag of chips and a cookie.


The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.