Photograph, John F. Kennedy's Address To the Nation On Civil Rights Digital History ID 2628|
Media type: photograph
Annotation: On June 6, 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed the nation, advocating the need to guarantee equal treatment of every American regardless of race. Kennedy also proposed civil rights legislation to Congress that tackled issues such as ensuring equal voting rights, prohibiting discrimination in public facilities and employment practices, and desegregating the schools to provide equal access to education. After President Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963, this important piece of legislation, known as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. .
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