“To Establish the Rule of Justice”:60 Years of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Limited-Engagement Pop-Up Exhibit

Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • February 22-September 2, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Location: With Liberty and Justice for All

Free for members or with museum admission.

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2024 marks 60 years since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The culmination of decades-long grassroots activism from people of all colors and backgrounds, the act countered the racism of Jim Crow laws. It made integration in all public aspects — including employment, education, accommodations and federally funded programs — rule of law. This pop-up explores the act that changed the course of America, including its origins and legacy, and the call to action that it still has for Americans today.

This is an evolving display that will be installed in three parts, with each case adding another chapter of the story.

Installed February 2024: Part I explores the origins of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Installed April 2024: Part II examines the act itself and how it rebutted Jim Crow laws.

Coming June 2024: Part III will consider what the act achieved and work still to be done.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $28.75
General Admission (12-61) Free $32.00
Youth (5-11) Free $24.00
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Seasonal pricing will be in effect throughout the year. The pricing chart reflects the online discount price. There is an additional charge per ticket for purchases made onsite.