The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Bringing the People Together

Freedom for all

During the late 1900s, not everyone was accepted like they are today in America. Most people thought that being white automatically made you better than someone who is colored or a different race. However, this would soon change. Many people were beginning to fight for equal rights for everyone, and on July 2, 1964 president Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 allowing colored to use the same schools, businesses, drinking fountains, and bathrooms as white. They could now vote and speak freely of what they believed in.

By: Giuliana Rokke