07/07/2014 01:56 pm ET

CBS News Holding Live Event To Honor Civil Rights Act


CBS News is hosting a symposium of public figures, including Whoopi Goldberg, actress Rosie Perez and NBA player Jason Collins, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

The event is the latest in CBS News' "Live Experiences" series. The talk will also feature entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, CBS Sports broadcaster James Brown, Congressman John Lewis and others talking about their experience with the civil rights movement and how it affected their lives.

CBS News' Bob Schieffer — who was a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram during the 1960s — will moderate the talk. Viewers can catch the event live on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on Smithsonian Channel and