The Civil Rights Act and events, 1964-1965

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  • In November 1963, Kennedy was assassinated. 
  • His successor, Lyndon Johnson, was just as committed to Civil Rights. On 2 July 1964, he signed the Civil Rights Act which made it illegal for local government to discriminate in areas such as housing and employment.
  • The summer of 1964 was known as the 'freedom summer'. King and SNCC continued to encourage African Americans to register to vote, and by 1966 there were 430,000 more African Americans on the electoral roll.
  • King continued to target areas where discrimination was worst.In…

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