Monday, June 19, 2017

1964 Civil Rights Act--landmark legislation

"On June 19, 1964, the Senate ended a long debate, overcoming a record-setting filibuster to join the House in approving the Civil Rights Act. The landmark law was a turning point in American history, as it addressed discrimination and segregation on a national level.
Link: See the Civil Rights Act

This landmark civil rights bill would not have gone through without LBJ's pushing.  Southern white supremacists in the Senate attempted to block it by filibustering which did not work.  This was one of his proudest moments. To bad he spoiled his reputation later with adventurism in Viet Nam.

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