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On this Day....7/2/1964...President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act (1473 hits)

On this day — July 2

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr., and others watch on July 2, 1964

1839 Amistad mutiny

1964 Landmark US Civil Rights Act becomes law

President Lyndon Johnson signs a culmination of centuries of activism and struggle, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in a televised ceremony at the White House.

The new law bars racial segregation in public places, and discrimination
based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson did his thing, AND Africans took the Amistad

----- African American Families Celebrate Probably Most Important Date in American History.......

----- oh the Future is sooooo beautiful..inshaAllaah..may you all be fruitful Americans..........

Sunday, July 2nd 2017 at 4:55PM
robert powell

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The following is the text of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub. L. 88-352) (Title VII), as amended,

as it appears in volume 42 of the United States Code, beginning at section 2000e.

Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, s*x and national origin.

The Civil Rights Act of 1991 (Pub. L. 102-166) (CRA) and the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009,

amend several sections of Title VII. In addition, section 102 of the CRA amends the Revised Statutes

An Act

To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Civil Rights Act of 1964”.

Monday, July 3rd 2017 at 9:17AM
robert powell

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

In the 1960s, Americans who knew only the potential of "equal protection of the laws" expected the president, the Congress, and the courts to fulfill the promise of the 14th Amendment.

In response, all three branches of the federal government--as well as the public at large--debated a fundamental constitutional question: Does the Constitution's prohibition of denying equal protection always ban the use of racial, ethnic, or gender criteria in an attempt to bring social justice and social benefits?

In 1964 Congress passed Public Law 88-352 (78 Stat. 241).

The provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of s*x as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The word "s*x" was added at the last moment.

Representative Howard W. Smith (D-VA) added the word. Smith argued that he had amended the bill in keeping with his support of Alice Paul and the National Women's Party with whom he had been working.

Martha W. Griffiths (D-MI) led the effort to keep the word "s*x" in the bill. In the final legislation, Section 703 (a) made it unlawful for an employer to "fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privileges or employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, s*x, or national origin." The final bill also allowed s*x to be a consideration when s*x is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job.

Title VII of the act created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to implement the law.

Saturday, July 8th 2017 at 2:02PM
robert powell

President Lyndon Baines Johnson

------- THANK YOU for Alleviating the Madness of RACISM with this LEGISLATION in 1964

BECAUSE Pre 1964....BEFORE 1964...... The LAW and LAWS were not Equal and Cruel

1. 75% of Hospitals in AMERICA.........DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE AfricanAmerican Families.....

2. 75% of USA Medical Health Insurers DID NOT OFFER Health Insurance to African American Families.....

3. Medicaid was created in 1965

4. Americans started Medicare health coverage in 1965 – after legislation by President Lyndon B Johnson

Sunday, July 16th 2017 at 9:16AM
robert powell

How the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Influenced U.S. Immigration Policy
USCCB Migration and Refugee Services

Standing before Congress on January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson delivered his State of the Union Address.

Here he called for the abolition of all forms of racial discrimination—calls that anticipated the passage of the Civil Rights Act some six months later—and committed his Administration to “lifting by legislation the bars of discrimination against those who seek entry into our country.

”1  Americans often think of civil rights legislation of the following years as being only pertinent to the African American community, but it in fact had important implications for the formation of migration policy.

From the days of slavery when the forced migration of African Americans brought countless men, women and children against their will to work as slaves in fields and factories across our land, to the early decades of the nineteenth century when wide swathes of people were excluded from migrating to the United States because they were considered racially unfit for self-rule, race has been intertwined with the migration of people to United States and in policy decisions made by its political leaders. 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act the following year signify an important effort to right the wrongs of the past.

The 1965 immigration legislation sought to eliminate discriminatory and racially based practices that determined who could and who could not migrate to the United States of America.

Thursday, August 3rd 2017 at 10:21AM
robert powell

The Immigration - Nationality Act 1965 ... also known as the Hart–Celler Act, changed the way quotas

were allocated by ending the National Origins Formula that had been in place in the United States

since the Emergency Quota Act of 1921.

The 1965 Act marked a change from past U.S. policy which had discriminated against non-northern Europeans.

In removing racial and national barriers the Act would alter the demographic mix in the U.S.

The new law created preference visa categories that focused on immigrants' skills and family

relationships with citizens or U.S. residents.

--THANK YOU...President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Representative Emanuel Celler, Senator Philip Hart

and Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

Saturday, August 5th 2017 at 11:52AM
robert powell

Hart–Celler Act,

It wasn't until [the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act] that lawmakers finally abandoned blatantly racist immigration policy.

LBJ signed the 1965 Act in the spirit of the new Civil Rights era as he denounced the unAmerican and prejudicial nature of the Act which it now succeeded.

Lyndon Johnson, who opposed country based immigration quotas as discriminatory and racist, led the fight against the 1924 Act. In 1965, The Immigration and Naturalization Act was passed by Congress which effectively phased out the old law based on country of origin quotas.

The Hart-Cellar Act, as it was called, emphasized family ties and employment in policy making exempting from visa limits spouses, parents and children under the age of eighteen of U.S. citizens.

As they seek to address undocumented migration and related issues, today's Congress may have reason to envy its 1965 predecessor.

One pundit, writing in 2008,

called Hart-Celler

the “most important piece of legislation that no one's ever heard of” because it created

the diverse electorate that put Barack Obama in the White House.

--THANK YOU...President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Representative Emanuel Celler, Senator Philip Hart

and Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

Tuesday, August 8th 2017 at 10:18AM
robert powell

------This Month of the Courage of Men, Women and Families of American Citizenship

Highlights the Civil Rights LAWS of 1964-1968

The Beginning of Dignity for the African American...... NO LONGER TO be called "negro"


African Americans ..... NO LONGER wanted to be called "negro" slaves in 1964

---- negro...the Latin, Spanish and Portuguese word for 'theBlack'


The Beginning of the END of vengeance and cruelty of 'the whiteMEN' of COLORING Privilege

100 YEARS after the 14th Amendment was Ratified the REAL message of the

Courageous African American was HIGHLIGHTED in Human Civil Rights

AND continued with

The Human civil rights protest of refusal of Muhammad Ali go to the U.S.A. Army


The Human civil rights protest of refusal of Kareem AbdulJabbar of participating in the 1968 Summer Olympics

to represent the United States of America

--- These and other Signs to protest the unequal treatment of USA Laws against African-Americans

Saturday, February 3rd 2018 at 9:18AM
robert powell
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