Civil Rights Act
Following the March on Washington, and JFK’s assassination, Lyndon B. Johnson pushed through the Congress the 1964 Civil Rights Act which prohibited racial discrimination in public accommodations. Civil rights demonstrations continued throughout the land, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and participated in by several civil rights groups who pushed for states’ compliance with desegregation, and for voting rights, open housing, and fairness in employment. The NAACP continued to lead the legal assault in the courts to dismantle America’s “dual society.”