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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 11, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the city of Knoxville will host a series of events throughout the year with the theme "Unfinished Business: Then, Now & Going Forward." Events kick off with a presentation by former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley and U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, who prosecuted the four men who bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. They will discuss internal and external barriers they faced. The event is April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave. The goal of this series is to enhance the public's knowledge and understanding of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by providing information about the historical context and events surrounding its passage. Contact Joshalyn Hundley, (865) 215-3867 for more information.