Civil Rights Act at 50: A celebration of Congressman William McCulloch ’25

January 22, 2015 - January 22, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Moritz College of Law Saxbe Auditorium
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity

This is the second event in the three-part series recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act – Celebrating the Legacy of the late Congressman William McCulloch ’25, Moritz alumnus, who played a critical role in the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, featuring acclaimed author, Todd S. Purdum who will discuss his book An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Purdum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. He previously spent more than twenty years at The New York Times, where he served as diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, and Los Angeles bureau chief. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, the political commentator and former White House press secretary, and their two children.