Title: President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act
Description: By signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964 in the East Room of the White House, President Johnson helped eliminate voting discrimination against African Americans. The act also abolished racial discrimination in public facilities and in public education. Martin Luther King Jr. attended the signing and stands behind the President.
Date: July 2, 1964
Creator: Cecil Stoughton
Credit: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library