ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – On Monday, June 30, Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Orlando City Council and residents met at City Hall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
During the event, Mayor Dyer issued a proclamation commemorating the Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
“In this City, we value diversity,” he said. “Diversity is probably our greatest strength. Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. I encourage everyone to join us in working toward true and lasting equality for all.”
Dr. Alzo Reddick, a former Florida State Representative and a professor at UCF, served as the keynote speaker. The program concluded in City Council Chambers with a viewing of the PBS documentary, “American Experience – The Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
The event was sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida, the City’s Chapter 57 Review Board, the Mayor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, the NAACP, Florida A&M, the Downtown Development Board and WUCF.