Today is the 48th anniversary of the the Civil Rights Act
For those Americans born over the last 50 years, perhaps no single piece of legislation has affected our lives more than the Civil Rights Act, which was enacted 48 years ago today on July 2, 1964.
This landmark piece of legislation outlawed major forms of discrimination against African-Americans and women, including racial segregation. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the public.
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