Friday, June 20, 2014

South Florida Federal, Local Agencies to Observe 50th Anniversary of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Press Release
June 18, 2014

Landmark Legislation Still Holds Significance for Millions of Americans
MIAMI -- Several federal agencies and local government bodies will join forces on July 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA).  The landmark legislation, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, was envisioned and drafted by President Kennedy in 1963 and was enacted in 1964 following his assassination. 

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