Civil Rights in Columbia

July 2, 2014

Civil Right Act at 50: A legacy of gain, loss and hope

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson went on national television to sign the Civil Rights Act, legislation born in the strife of people of color and their liberal white allies who marched, prayed and endured physical violence trying to bring legal rights to a part of the United States that was still shaking off the legal chains of slavery.

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