Enforcing Civil Rights and Righting Civil Wrongs: 50 Years of Progress under the Civil Rights Act of 1964
President Kennedy characterized the aims of the Civil Rights Act as delivering simple justice so recipients of federal funds could not use those funds to discriminate. Delivery of that simple justice remains the guiding principle for the Office for Civil Rights today.
Please select the state for which you would like to view highlighted facts, data, stories and milestone resolutions from the Office for Civil Rights in reference to the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Resources for Teachers, Parents and Students
- Blog Post: Students reflect on ED’s July 2 #civilrightsride
- Blog Post: Former South Asian Americans Learning Together (SAALT) staffer and law student reflects on ED’s July 2 #civilrightsride
- ED's Civil Rights celebration photos
- Archived Copy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Activities on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (from National Archives Our Documents)
- Blog Post: Civil Rights Act of 1964: Making Our Nation Whole
- Feature Article: The Civil Rights Act: 6 Ways to Commemorate (from Federal Registry for Educational Excellence, FREE)