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Civil Rights Act (1964) and Resource Materials

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    This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. This resource group includes 2 primary source images, a background essay and a transcript.

  • Civil Rights Act (1964): Background Essay

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  • Civil Rights Act (1964): Transcript

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  • Civil Rights Act (1964): Image 1

    This is an image of the Civil Rights Act. This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

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  • Civil Rights Act (1964): Image 2

    This is an additional image related to the Civil Rights Act. This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.

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National Standards for History

Investigate primary sources related to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and recognize the obstacles the bill overcame to become law. Understand the impact of this comprehensive civil right legislation.


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