President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr., and others, look on Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential LIbrary
Civil Rights Act of 1964
July 2, 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, especially in public accommodations. It also made unequal voter registration requirements unlawful.