On June 19, 1964 the US Senate passed the Civil Rights Bill by a vote of 73-27 after 54 working days of filibuster since it was introduced in March. This was the first time the Senate had invoked cloture since 1927. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill two weeks later on July 2, 1964. #TodayInBlackHistory
"We Must Scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization." - Franklin D Roosevelt
FOLKS were sold some "BILL OF GOODS" - and they have loved it ever since! DONT JUST PIN! THINK, READ & LEARN!! …3 SLAVES??? Well, this was largely work of orphanages in the South seeking money from RICH WHITE DONORS in the North in the 1860s. Agencies used alot of mixed-breed Children in posters, and it seem to have worked quite well. Click image to see more of the great PR job!
John Lewis, a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who had planned to call the civil rights bill "too little, too late" at the 1963 March on Washington, shown on April 16, 1964. Photo by Marion S. Trikosko, U.S. News and World Report.