Congress and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Engrossed copy of H.R. 7152 open to pages showing amendments adding "sex" to the 1964 Civil Rights bill, introduced June 20, 1963
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

"Roll call 32" vote in the House of Representatives, H.R. 7152, February 10, 1964
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives
The House considered the Civil Rights bill over a period of 10 days in February 1964, working its way through over 120 amendments offered, many by opponents to passage. On February 10, 1964, the House passed the bill 290 to 130. In this roll call, those opposing the bills are shown in red, and those favoring the bill in blue.

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963, Washington, DC
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the U.S. Information Agency

Senators Everett Dirksen and Hubert Humphrey and Speaker of the House John McCormack watch as President Lyndon Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act, July 2, 1964, The White House, Washington, DC
National Archives and Records Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Library

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