Civil Rights Act 1964

By: Grace Hassler and Zoe Monahan

Civil Rights Act of 1964

This act made it illegal for discrimination in public places, allowing the integration of schools. This act was issued on July 2, 1964, signed by President Lyndon Johnson.

John F. Kennedy was a big supporter of equality, on June 6, 1963 he made a nationally televised announcement on the discrimination of African Americans. Soon after Kennedy addressed a civil rights act legislative to the Congress. His statement saying how the African American population needs to have equal voting rights, public accommodations, school desegregation, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs, and more.

"We must learn to live together as

brothers or perish together as fools."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.