Peter Geffen and fellow civil rights worker Mickey Shur with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remember the Moment: 1964 Civil Rights Act Turns 50

The battle for civil rights was won in part by its most visible fighters: the heroic sit-in activists and Freedom Riders who risked it all in the name of a fair and desegregated nation. But courage comes in many forms. The movement’s success also owes the diverse groups that participated in making this moment possible—including Jews.

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