The US House vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a milestone in civil rights and labor law in the U.S. that bans discrimination based on race, color, national origin, faith, and sex. It forbids the unequal use of voter registration necessities and racial discrimination in schools, work, and public services.

Using this 1949 map, you can see how various civil rights law was crosswise the U.S. before the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A civil rights map of America (1949)

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