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President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act in a ceremony at the White House, Washington DC, July 2, 1964 . (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

This Day In Black History: July 2, 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed into law.

Activism Is Part of the New Congressional Black Caucus Chairman's DNA

A look at the life of Rep. G.K. Butterfield.
Justice Department Announces Investigation Into Michael Brown Case - On Thursday, Aug. 14, at the request of Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department announced it would launch an investigation into Michael Brown’s case to determine if there were any civil rights violations in the incident. They will also work with local authorities to determine if there were any state law violations. The FBI is also investigating the case.     (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder Calls for a 'Color Brave' Society to Tackle Injustice

Attorney general says progress is a measurement, not an end.

Martin Luther King Jr., Wife Honored With Congressional Gold Medal

The ceremony was part of a Civil Rights Act celebration.
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This Day in Black History: June 19, 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is passed by the Senate.

Bryan Cranston on Heisenberg, Civil Rights and Godzilla

Breaking Bad star talks about his new summer blockbuster.
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Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

President Obama pays tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson.

Obama to Headline Civil Rights Summit in Texas

Leaders to honor Lyndon B. Johnson's contributions.
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Photo of the Day: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Visit the Brooklyn Museum from March 7 to July 6.

Are You Ready for Hillary Clinton in 2016?

A national super PAC launches Black voter initiative.