July 2, 1964:
Less than a year after the famed March on Washington, Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is signed into law by President Johnson, shortly after the House votes to pass it, 289-126. The Senate approved it on June 19 by a vote of 73-27.
Among those voting against it was Arizona's Barry Goldwater, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.
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