Friday, April 11, 2008

40 Years Ago Today- Civil Rights Act of 1968

On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which was meant as a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status. It also provided protection for civil rights workers. Title Bill of the Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act (of 1968) .

Check out our lobby display case this month as we explore the events of turbulent year of 1968, a year that still affects the American landscape today.

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