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On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Originally proposed by President Kennedy in 1963, this landmark piece of legislation made discrimination based on race, religion, sex or national origin illegal. Additionally, the Civil Rights Act ended the practice of unequal voter requirements based on race or sex and ended racial segregation in schools.
The Share My Lesson team has highlighted free lesson plans, activities and classroom materials that you can use to commemorate this historic anniversary with your students. Also check out our curated collection on the Voting Rights Act and read this blog of compiled digital resources by Andrew Rousch: Exploring Civil Rights History with Digital Resources.
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