Civil Rights Act of 1964 Toan Do

On July 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, the answer to the battle that African Americans had fought for so long.

The Civil Right Act of 1964 put an end to discrimination and segregation for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin was illegal in the United States of America.

President Lyndon B. Johnson - He was the one who formally signed the Act into law.

Martin Luther King Jr. - Nonviolent protest leader that led the Civil Right Movement.

The Civil Rights Movement was struggled with disagreements and violently opposed.

With great determination, perseverance and confident, their wishes had been answered. Finally, they received the equality that they deserved long ago.

The Act gave African American the right to vote, ended discrimination in workplaces and removed racial barriers to educational opportunities.

It demonstrated that no matter how difficult the problem was, once everyone stand together, nothing is unachievable.

A similar event also took place at the White House on July 21, 2014 when President Obama signed the Executive Order that protecting LGBT from employment discrimination.

The LGBT Civil Rights Movement had to face the same problems as the Civil Rights Movement of 1964: segregation, discrimination, injustice, etc..

One again, victory smiled upon who strived for equality. The Equality Act of 2015 prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


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