Biggest Moments in Black History

of 2918Photo
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Voting Rights Act
  • Hip Hop
  • 011613 national black history oprah 1980s
  • Michael Jackson
  • Bill Cosby
  • Michael Jordan
  • Bill Clinton
  • Million Man March
  • Franklin Raines
  • Bob Johnson
  • Barack Obama
  • 061912 national this day black history slavery
  • 011513 national black history black church
  • slavery, abolition
  • military
  • 012612 national harriet tubman 2
  • Wilberforce University
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Hiram Revels
  • P.B.S. Pinchback
  • 011613 national black history Niagara movement
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Motown Records
  • Malcolm X

Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act, introduced by President John F. Kennedy and legally ending discrimination in schools, public places and offices, passes. Sadly, Kennedy's assassination in 1963 would prevent him from seeing the measure come to fruition. It was signed into law on July 2, 1964, by President Lyndon Johnson.

(Photo: National Archive/Newsmakers)