The Bill of the Century
Clay Risen talked about his book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he recounts the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In his book, the author recalls the the work involved in passing the legislation, which was marked by one of the longest filibusters in American history. Clay Risen spoke with historian Nell Irvin Painter at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. close
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Nell Irvin Painter Professor Emerita Princeton University->History Department
Clay Risen Editor New York Times->Op-Ed
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