For many, mention of the civil rights era conjures up images of the protests, sit-ins, and marches in the South. However, we in the West also contributed to achievements of the era and Orange County is no exception. From the fight for desegregated schools to the fight for LGBT rights, Orange County has shared in the nation’s civil rights tragedies and triumphs.
Presented by Orange County Human Relations, this digital program will take a look back at our local history to honor the extraordinary contributions of our civil rights leaders and highlight our local history. This presentation complements the history on view in MUZEO’s Main Gallery, an update of the 50th Anniversary exhibit from 2014, Orange County Civil Rights: A History of an Enduring Struggle for Equality.
This program is part of the inaugural Civics Season.
Beginning Flag Day (June 14), ramping up as we approach Juneteenth (June 19) and culminating after Independence Day (July 4), the Civic Season matches people nationwide with opportunities to engage with history, flex their civic muscles and shape this tradition going forward. Once live on June 14, TheCivicSeason.com will help people discover relevant programming, submitted by hundreds of organizations.