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The Civil Rights Movement and Education: How Much Do You Really Know?

c) Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 also prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, and racial segregation in schools, employment and public places.

It was first proposed by President John F. Kennedy. It received strong opposition from Southern members of Congress but was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In the following years, Congress expanded the act and passed additional civil rights legislation. Read more about it here.

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