Honoring Civil Rights
Stop by Miller Library’s interior display cases to view our permanent semester display of compelling photos and books from the most important era in U.S. history.
“To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
To learn more about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 visit our display - you are welcome to check out the material in our cases. Or, learn more by heading to some of these outstanding online resources:
- Visit the Library of Congress Civil Rights Act: A Long Struggle to Freedom online exhibit.
- View the full Civil Rights Act document online from the National Archives.