Honoring the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Some of Our Favorite Civil Rights Titles

As July comes to a close, we’re honoring the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that occurred on July 2, 1964 and helped to revolutionize the way minorities in this country were viewed and treated.

The act was meant to enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the U.S., to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes.

While this piece of legislation was by no means an end to the fight against racial discrimination in this country, it still marks a great change in this nation’s history.

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