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Civil Rights Act of 1964


"Today, July second, 1964," he said, "the president of the United States signed the Civil Rights Act into law in the East Room of the White House…."
Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  first U.S. comprehensive law making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin; had an enormous impact on the country
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  • "Today, July second, 1964," he said, "the president of the United States signed the Civil Rights Act into law in the East Room of the White House…."
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • In the same speech, heannounced that he would send to Congress legislation outlawing discrimination in all public facilities, legislation that would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964, passed after his death.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He masterfully cobbled together coalitions within Congress to help pass the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Well, what was the point of the Civil Rights Act?
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees

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  • It ended with a story about what was happening "closer to home," how black people from Tiburon, Florence, and Orangeburg were marching today all the way to Columbia asking the governor to enforce the Civil Rights Act.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Civil Rights Act of 1964 [8] , Martin Luther King Jr. [2] , civil rights movement [5] , Freedom Riders [7] , Voting Rights Act of 1965 [9] , Ku Klux Klan [5] , civil rights movement [5] , Freedom Riders [7] , Jim Crow laws [8] , poll tax [8] , Voting Rights Act of 1965 [9]
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