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Published on Feb 1, 2010
Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964, the landmark Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination and segregation regardless of race or color. It was originally introduced in congress by President John F. Kennedy before he was assassinated in 1963.
Among those present at the signing were:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Sen. Everett Dirksen Sen. Hubert Humphrey F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover