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President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act

President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act

Creator: Cecil Stoughton, July 2, 1964.

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.

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