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U.S. Senate Debate on 1964 Civil Rights Act

LBJ Signing 1964 Civil Rights Act

LBJ Signing 1964 Civil Rights Act

Washington, DC
Saturday, June 28, 2014

On June 10, 1964, the U.S. Senate invoked cloture on a civil rights bill for the first time in its history, thus preventing a filibuster and leading to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Betty Koed of the Senate Historical Office recounts the story of the Senate’s debate on that landmark bill. 

Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:38am (ET)

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