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Civil Rights Act of 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

7/2/1964
General Records of the United States Government

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Act enforced the constitutional right to vote, conferred jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States, provided injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, authorized the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, extended the Commission on Civil Rights, prevented discrimination in federally assisted programs, and established a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity.

Document contains: 29 pages.