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1964 Civil Rights Act

The Senate passed the Civil Rights Act on June 19, 1964 after a long and contentious debate.

Civil Rights Act, 1964 Signature page

credit: National Archives: An act to enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States, 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, July 2, 1964; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11.

Civil Rights Act of 1964, First Page