Category: History Tags: Civil Rights Act of 1964, Emancipation to Equality, Everett M. Dirksen, Lyndon Johnson, U.S. Congress
Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Senate passed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, after ending the longest continuous debate in Senate history.
America grows. America changes. And on the civil rights issue we must rise with the occasion.
— Republican Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, announcing he would help Democrats pass the Civil Rights Act