President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964
President Lyndon Johnson made remarks and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, 1964. He was seen giving pens to many in… read more
President Lyndon Johnson made remarks and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, 1964. He was seen giving pens to many in attendance, including the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover. He gave several pens to Attorney General Robert Kennedy for members of his family.
This was a Universal Newsreel piece titled “Civil Rights: President Signs Historic Bill.” close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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