Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil
Rights Act of 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson promised the legislation in his Civil Rights speech.The bill was sent
to Congress. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be proposed by Michael J. Mansfield. After his death, Johnson decided
to use his power in Congress to make sure the bill would be approved. July 2, 1964 the bill was signed into law.
The bill outlawed
the following discriminations based on or in:
Public Facilities and
of "Jim Crow" laws in the South were an outcome of the act.