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History > 20th century > USA > Civil rights era > Civil Rights Act    2 July 1964

 

 

 

 President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964,

in the East Room of the White House.

At his right shoulder is Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.

 

Credit Associated Press

 

Dignity Is a Constitutional Principle

By BRUCE ACKERMAN        NYT        MARCH 29, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/
opinion/sunday/dignity-is-a-constitutional-principle.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act        2 July 1964

 

The bill passed

the House of Representatives

in mid-February 1964,

but became mired in the Senate

due to a filibuster

by southern senators

that lasted 75 days.

 

When the bill

finally passed the Senate,

King hailed it as one that would

‘‘bring practical relief

to the Negro in the South,

and will give the Negro in the North

a psychological boost

that he sorely needs’’

(King, 19 June 1964).

 

On 2 July 1964,

Johnson signed

the new Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law

with King and other civil rights leaders present.

 

The law’s provisions created

the Equal Employment

Opportunity Commission

to address race

and sex discrimination

in employment

and a Community Relations Service

to help local communities solve

racial disputes;

 

authorized federal intervention

to ensure the desegregation

of schools, parks, swimming pools,

and other public facilities;

and restricted the use of literacy tests

as a requirement for voter registration.

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_civil_rights_act_of_1964/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

is the nation's benchmark

civil rights legislation

 

(...)

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

prohibits discrimination

on the basis of race,

color, religion,

sex or national origin.

 

Passage of the Act

ended the application

of "Jim Crow" laws,

which had been upheld

by the Supreme Court

in the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson,

in which the Court

held that racial segregation

purported to be

"separate but equal"

was constitutional.

 

The Civil Rights Act

was eventually

expanded by Congress

to strengthen enforcement

of these fundamental civil rights.

http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/history/CivilRightsAct.cfm

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/
opinion/sunday/the-horror-of-lynchings-lives-on.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/06/26/
is-the-civil-rights-era-over

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/us/
supreme-court-ruling.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plOzoSJA1Ik

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/29/
civil-rights-act-us-politics-democrats-south

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/us/
politics/50-years-later-obama-salutes-passage-of-civil-rights-act.html

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_civil_rights_act_of_1964/

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=97

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=97&page=transcript

http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/history/CivilRightsAct.cfm

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/civil_rights

http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/history/CivilRightsAct.cfm

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/
opinion/sunday/dignity-is-a-constitutional-principle.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/20/
opinion/keller-an-unsung-hero-of-civil-rights.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/1964/jul/03/usa.
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New York Times > Disunion: The Civil War

Disunion revisits and reconsiders America’s most perilous period
— using contemporary accounts, diaries, images
and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/10/29/opinion/20101029-civil-war.html

 

 

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Contemporary accounts, diaries, images
and historical assessments follow the Civil War as it unfolded.

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Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Library of Congress > Civil rights era

http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/naacp/civilrightsera/Pages/default.aspx