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Civil Rights Act Signing Recreated On Twitter

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AUSTIN (AP) - The LBJ Presidential Library is marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act by using technology that’s decidedly 2014.

Experts and archivists at the Austin library are taking to Twitter on Wednesday to re-enact President Lyndon B. Johnson’s day as it unfolded 50 years ago, when he signed the act into law on July 2, 1964.

They’ll tweet photos, videos and links to period documents and telephone conversations.

The 1965 act helped end legal discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion and national origin. Many consider it the most significant law produced by the civil rights movement.

In April, the LBJ Library hosted a civil right summit marking the 50th anniversary that featured President Barack Obama and three former presidents.

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