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Documenting Brown 7 : Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Title:Documenting Brown 7 : Civil Rights Act of 1964

In 1954, the Supreme Court declared that segregated schools were unconstitutional, but a decade later, most schools remained segregated. At the height of the Civil Rights movement, President John F. Kennedy drafted legislation to enforce racial equality. It wasn't until President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which gave the federal government the power to withhold federal funds from segregated public schools, that many school districts first developed desegregation plans.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Collection funded by: Opensource.

Grade range: 6-12.

Part of the series "Brown Reactions" : 1. Documenting Brown -- 2. Plessy v. Ferguson -- 3. Gong Lum v. Rice -- 4. Mendez v. Westminster -- 5. Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 -- 6. Brown v. Board of Education, 1955 -- 7. Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- 8. Collected Excerpts.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Legislative acts | MovingImage
Subjects:Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Segregation | Civil rights movements--United States | Minorities--Education | Discrimination in public accommodations--Law and legislation--United States | Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States | United States--Race relations | United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/osi04.soc.ush.civil.civilact/