United Negro College Fund to Benefit From U.S. Mint’s Sale of Commemorative Coin Honoring Enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

By a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation which it then sent to the Senate authorizing the U.S. Mint to produce a commemorative $1 coin that will be issued in 2014 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A section of the legislation designates that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this commemorative coin is to be donated to the United Negro College Fund. Coin sales are expected to raise about $2.5 million for the UNCF.