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Civil Rights Act turns 50

Published July 03. 2014 4:00AM
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Freedom Rider John Moody and Dennis Johnson, a 23-year-old University of Michigan student from Chicago, take a selfie Wednesday while riding through Washington commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is considered one of the most celebrated legislative achievements in U.S. history. Signed on July 2, 1964, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements.

Freedom Rider John Moody and Dennis Johnson, a 23-year-old University of Michigan student from Chicago, take a selfie Wednesday while riding through Washington commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is considered one of the most celebrated legislative achievements in U.S. history. Signed on July 2, 1964, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements.

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