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Civil Rights Act

On this day in 1963, President John Kennedy called upon Congress to adopt comprehensive civil rights legislation. The measure was stalled for months, but Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, got to sign the Civil Rights Act into law in 1964 -- signaling an end to the long Jim Crow era. The law was weak at first but was strengthened over the ... Read More

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Civil Rights Act

On this day in 1963, President John Kennedy called upon Congress to adopt comprehensive civil rights legislation. The measure was stalled for months, but Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, got to sign the Civil Rights Act into law in 1964 -- signaling an end to the long Jim Crow era. The law was weak at first but was strengthened over the ... Read More

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