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Signing the Civil Rights Act

July 02, 1964
Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson, seated, signed the Civil Rights Act while Martin Luther King, Jr., standing center, and other civil rights activists watched. This measure ended segregation in public accommodations involved in interstate commerce. The following year, Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which eliminated racially-motivated voting restrictions. LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton.

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