Civil Rights Bill Signing Ceremony

President Bush signed into law new civil rights guarantees for women and minorities. This bill represents a compromise between the administration and… read more

President Bush signed into law new civil rights guarantees for women and minorities. This bill represents a compromise between the administration and congressional leaders. The president and Congress had debated for two years over whether the legislation encouraged job quotas. Before President Bush signed the bill, word came from the White House that the president might issue an order that would have ended preferential hiring and promotions for women and minorities in government. Following outside criticism of that proposal, the White House later reversed itself, explaining that the presidential order no longer exists. A statement was issued instead which praised the new civil rights law, adding that affirmative action is “useful in guaranteeing opportunity.” close

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Civil Rights Bill Signing Ceremony

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Program ID:
22902-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Rose Garden, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 21, 1991 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 22, 1991 | 6:42am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Nov 21, 1991 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 1991 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 22, 1991 | 6:42am EST | C-SPAN 1
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