President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act at the White House in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1964, July 6 Duration:2 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
United States Congress passes the Civil Rights Bill. After the House votes on the measure, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law before an audience of Legislators and Civil Rights Leaders at the White House in Washington DC. He calls it 'a turning point in history' and uses one hundred pens to affix his signature. Many civil rights and government leaders seen behind the President, including Everett Dirksen and Hubert Humphrey, Marting Luther King Jr., and J. Edgar Hoover, all of who receive signing pens. President Johnson hands several signing pens to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, for members of the Kennedy family.
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