Civil Rights Act of 1964
By: Clare, Caleb, Austin, and Matthew
Leaders in the Act
John F. Kennedy- president when it started
Lyndon B. Johnson- president during signing
Martin Luther King- led speeches and protests against segregation
Rosa Parks- refuses to give up her seat, abolishinist
What was the goal of this act?
Events leading up to this...
1955- Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat
1957-Little Rock Nine
1963- Martin Luther King goes to jail and African Americans are beaten publicy
Mark on Washington
Four African American American girls are killed by a bomb
John F. Kennedy is assassinated
1964- Johnson signs the act