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Civil Rights in America

February is African American History Month. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected the theme "Civil Rights in America" to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (signed July 2, 1964).

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The Civil Rights Era
This groundbreaking study recreates the debates in Congress and the White House that led to the breakthrough laws of 1964 and 1965 - the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act - which banned discrimination against minorities and women. The author follows the implementation of these policies through a maze of federal agencies and court decisions.

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Judgment Days
Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., were thrust together after John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both men began a delicate dance of accommodation that moved them, and the entire nation, toward the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Drawing on newly available sources, Judgment Days presents this momentous period with thrilling immediacy.

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And Justice for All
This is the story of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, through its extraordinary fifty years at the heart of the civil rights movement and the struggle for justice in America.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964
A number of those who participated in congressional enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 clearly understood the historical significance of what they were doing. This book brings together four first person accounts of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

From the Library of Congress

  • Civil Rights Resource Guide
    This guide compiles links to civil-rights resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on civil rights and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
  • Civil Rights Era
    These images were selected from the U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection to meet requests regularly received by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • Voices of Civil Rights
    Online exhibition of images and first-hand accounts.

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