Crusading for Justice

Crusading for Justice: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, 50 Years of Challenges and Progress

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 proved to be a turning point in the American Civil Rights Movement. The sweeping legislation made discrimination in public accommodations and facilities illegal and put in place policies to eliminate employment discrimination. The act set the groundwork for improved voting rights protections for many racial minority groups and provided for public school desegregation assistance. This timeline highlights the impact of this act, the challenges it has faced over the years, and the foundation it laid for future legislation, as well as Columbia Law School connections to the Civil Rights Movement.

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