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Civil Rights Act Turns 40

by TChris

July 2 will be the 40th anniversary of the day the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. This landmark legislation was designed to end racial discrimination in employment and in public accommodations.

By putting pen to the Civil Rights Bill, Johnson sealed the doom of the Democratic Party in the South. But he opened the doors not only of restaurants and hotels but also expectation and opportunity to Americans of every race, color and religion.

A day worth celebrating.

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