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Legislation

Civil Rights Act of 1964

  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation; it was originally proposed by President Kennedy on June 19, 1963 and was signed into law on July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson. The Civil...

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Events

Freedom Summer

In 1964 decided to concentrate their efforts in voter registration in Mississippi which was lagging...

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Jim Crow Laws

What was Jim Crow? Jim Crow was a set of laws sponsored by Southern States that required the...

Events

Birmingham Campaign

In the 1960s Birmingham, Alabama was the largest industrial city in the South and according to the...

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