Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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.

Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Drawing of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act

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Last Modified: 05/19/2015