Civil Rights Act of 1964


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.