Civil Rights Act of 1964

By: Courtney, Haley, Kaylynn, and Katie

Where did this event occur?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 took place in Washington DC.

Purpose of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

The goal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was to make all blacks have the same rights as whites did.

How did the whites feel?

Some whites were furious that blacks were even considered to have equal rights and thought it was outrageous for minorities to be equal to them as they saw themselves superior. While some whites worked hard to give minorities what they feel has always been theirs and treat them equal outlawing segregation and discrimination.

Cause of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

JFK thought that minorities should be treated equally. Therefore, he fought to give them thier rights. When he died others tried to honor his wishes by stopping discrimination among minorities.

The outcome of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Blacks and minorities got the chance to have the same rights as whites. It changed history forever because it wiped away any segregation and discrimination between minorities and blacks. There were no more segregated schools and no more racism against minorities, they now had a much better future ahead of them.

People Involved

People that contributed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964:

Jackie Robinson- first black to join major league baseball

Ralph Bunche- won 1950 nobel peace prize

Thurgood Marshall- sworn in as supreme court justice

Rosa Parks- didnt give up seat for white

Harry Truman- promises to be fair to all americans

MLKJR- affective civil rights leader

Lyndon B Johnson- signed the civil rights act of 1964


How the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Made a Difference

When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, so much was changed. Including, desegregated schools and equal rights for all races.