Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964, the landmark Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination and segregation regardless of race or color. It was originally introduced in congress by President John F. Kennedy before he was assassinated in 1963.
Among those present at the signing were:
- Know Your Voting Rights (andersonatlarge.typepad.com)
- The Most Important Voting Rights Law In American History Turns 47 Today (thinkprogress.org)