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July 2, 2014

McGeorge professor recalls trip to the south 50 years ago to enforce the Civil Rights Act

Brian Landsberg was just 26 years old when he checked into a Holiday Inn in Tuscaloosa, Ala., 50 years ago. His job: enforcing the nation’s newly signed Civil Rights Act, a piece of legislation strongly resented in the South, where the civil rights struggle had been marked by murders and violence.

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