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Civil Rights Act of 1964

Af U.S. Congress (1999)
In passing the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress was finally reacting with vigor to the civil-rights movement that had begun nine years earlier. Using sit-ins, boycotts, demonstrations, and other methods of peaceful civil disobedience, civil-rights activists around the South had spent years trying—with little success—to desegregate private restaurants, lunch counters, bus stations ...