Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Vanity Fair and Politico correspondent Todd S. Purdum recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as told in his powerful new narrative, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Purdum’s book is divided into three parts—the first centers on the Kennedy administration, the second part focuses on the House of Representatives, and the final act, on passage in the Senate.
*Admission includes a copy of An Idea Whose Time Has Come. A book signing will follow the discussion.
This program is part of the National Constitution Center’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Event & Parking Information
Advance reservations required. Please call 215-409-6700 or order online.
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.