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Today in History: President Johnson Signed Civil Rights Act of 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Some of its provisions:

1) Barred unequal application of voter registration requirements, which set the stage for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

2) Outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin in hotels, motels, restaurants, theaters, and all other public accommodations engaged in interstate commerce.

3) Encouraged desegregation of public schools.

4) Set the stage for affirmative action in the workplace.

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