As covered in JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. The Senate voted on the bill itself and passed it, 73 votes to 27 on June 19th 1964 – one year to the day that John Kennedy had sent it to Capitol Hill. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was the greatest advance in American equality in a hundred years.
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