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Civil Rights Act of 1964


President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, with Martin Luther King, Jr., looking on.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA'64) in the United States was landmark legislation. The original purpose of the Bill was to protect black men from job discrimination, but at the last minute in an attempt to kill the bill, women were included. As a result it formed the political impetus for feminism. CRA'64 transformed American society. It prohibited discrimination in public and governmental facilities.

President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill into law on July 3, 1964.

See also: Civil Rights Act



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