It’s been 56 years since the sit ins in my hometown of Greensboro energized the civil rights movement in the U.S.
Since then, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it possible for de facto segregation to stop in places like lunch counters and other public accommodations, banned employment discrimination, and it began the process for equality in the workplace. (Though much remains to be done.)
Meanwhile, Brown v. Board ended de facto segregation in schools, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 opened the electoral process to Black and minority voters.
The list goes on for the progress we’ve made as a country toward a better future.
Where are we now?