On This Day In 1964: Civil Rights Act Is Signed Into Law : It's All Politics Forty-five years ago today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is signed into law.
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On This Day In 1964: Civil Rights Act Is Signed Into Law

July 2, 1964:

Less than a year after the famed March on Washington, Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964. hide caption

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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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