How did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 impact the United States and its ongoing struggle for racial equality?
What were the key events and individuals that contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
In what ways did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 address and address systemic racial discrimination and segregation in various aspects of American society?
What were some of the significant challenges and opposition faced during the process of enacting the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
How did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 shape the future of civil rights movements and legislation in the United States?
Signature Page of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on July 2, 1964, just hours after approval by the House of Representatives.
Senate Cloture Motion for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (June 10th, 1964).
This document contains a list of signatures of U.S. Senators who were asking the Senate to end debate on House Resolution 7152, known as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A 55 day filibuster had prevented a vote and the cloture rule enables the Senate to force debate to end. The motion passed 73 to 27 and applause broke out in the Senate galleries. Since the motion took two days to pass, the filibuster, one of the longest in Senate history, had lasted 57 days! The Act was signed into law less than a month later.
Civil rights leaders meet with President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson to discuss civil rights legislation following the historic March on Washington, August 28, 1963.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X while listening to the Senate debate on the bill at the United States Capitol on March 26, 1964.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law on July 2, 1964.
President Johnson's public address on July 2, 1964, regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964.