The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) on July 2, 1964. The legislation was crafted by President John F. Kennedy prior to his assassination in November of 1963. Despite resistance by members in Congress and the community the bill passed forever changing the future of Black America.
Watch President Johnson’s remarks upon signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What do you think? His remarks still remain controversial in some communities today.
President John F. Kennedy makes a plea to the American people for the civil rights of all regardless of skin color, character and creed. Watch his speech here…
How can a people unite if they are not equal? Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence