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While all generations have their viewpoints about civil rights — past, present and future – as well as on  incidents such as the comments  by Donald Sterling,  an Amherst teacher confronted by racism and Harvard students who have taken a stand to address racist perceptions experienced on campus.  Harvard University students launched the production of “I, Too, Am Harvard” to show that “racist” microaggressions  have  played a role in their  lives. (VIDEO and story)

We hope you will enjoy this special issue which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with coverage of the 2014 Northeast Regional Fair Housing and Civil Rights conference .  In 50 years, while much has changed, the theme of  injustice and inequity remain a clear and present concern in the face of positive change and progress in today’s society.  In this issue, you will see several perspectives and events, that reflect on the intent of the past and the vision of the future. Also, don’t miss the inspirational performance – A Change is Going to Come – Performed by De’Jhaun Bercy (VIDEO and  story)

This issue also features the key learnings from President Obama remarks during the National Action Network Conference and his comments at the LBJ Presidential Library honoring 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.