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Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

decoration10 Sept. 2014|02 Jan. 2015

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It banned discrimination in public accommodations, such as hotels, restaurants, theaters and retail stores. It outlawed segregation in public education. It banned discrimination in employment, and it ended unequal application of voter-registration requirements. The act was a landmark piece of legislation that opened the doors to further progress in the acquisition and protection of civil rights.

The Library of Congress highlights the struggles and victories leading to its passage, shedding light on the individuals who participated in the decades-long campaign for equality.

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DATE
10 Sept. 2014|02 Jan. 2015
ADDRESS
Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd level, Southwest Gallery,
CITY
Washington, DC
( UNITED STATES )
ORGANIZED BY
Library of Congress
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