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Civil Rights Act, July 2, 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson just a few hours after House approval on July 2. The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discriminatory practices in employment. Title VII of the act created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to implement the law.

Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress; General Records of the U.S. Government, Record Group 11; National Archives Identifier 299891.

 

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