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March on Washington

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 6 Ways to Commemorate

June 30th, 2014

This feature is written by guest author Lee Ann Potter, director of educational outreach, at the Library of Congress. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, […]