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President Lyndon Johnson Signs The Civil Rights Act

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On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The act's key provisions banned segregation in any facility offering public services and outlawed discrimination in hiring.

The act was a result from years of relentless campaigning by civil leaders. Passage of the act came eleven months after Martin Luther King Jr. led a historic march in Washington.

Johnson signed the bill, after a record two-month filibuster by Southern senators.

Posted:  2004-07-02  11:44:06 AM

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