Civil Rights Movement Of 1964

By Carlos, Kole, Justin, and Jade

Key People involved in this event

John F. Kennedy- Wanted to pass the civil rights bill, but he died before he had the chance.

Lyndon B. Johnson took JFK's place as president and signed the bill into law.

What happened during this event?

JFK unvieled plans for a civil rights bill.

The march for jobs and freedom in washington in 1963.

Lyndon B. Johnson takes JFK's place after his assassination and signs the bill into law.

Events leading up to the civil rights act of 1964


Brown vs. Board of education.

Emmet Till is kidnapped, beaten, and killed.

Rosa Parks.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a dream speech.


When, Where, and Why

The civil rights act of 1964 took place in 1964, it was written in the legislative brach and signed in the whitehouse, and it was made because it made blacks equal to whites.

How did this event change the lives of African Americans

It made their lives better by giving them all of the rights that whites had.

How did the civil rights act of 1964 contribute to the civil rights movement as a whole?

The civil rights act of 1964 led the way to the voting rights act of 1965. The act also provided legal protection for the blacks and led to programs such as the affirmative action. Of course, after the act, the whites still found ways to further discriminate the whites, but overall, the civil rights act of 1964 was a big success in the civil rights movement.