Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Essay

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Kyra Fryer 12/18 Class Mrs. Dowling Civil Rights Act of 1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was significant to the impact of the 1960’s because it ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Under the Civil Rights Act, segregation on the grounds of race, religion or national origin was banned at all places of public accommodation, including courthouses, parks, restaurants, theaters, sports arenas and hotels. No longer could blacks and other minorities be denied service simply based on the color of their skin. The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discriminatory practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries, and public schools. The act also barred race, religion, national origin and gender discrimination by employers and labor unions, and created an Equal Employment…show more content…
It laid the foundation for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but it also addressed nearly every other aspect of daily life in a would be free democratic society. The Voting Rights Act bans racial discrimination in voting practices by the federal government as well as by state and local governments. Passed in 1965 after a century of deliberate and violent denial of the vote to African-Americans in the South and Latinos in the Southwest, the voting rights act is often held up as the most effective civil rights law ever made. The act focused on redressing the legacy of discrimination against African Americans’ access to the ballot. The acts were swiftly tested in court and ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court in a variety of decisions beginning in 1964.Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, disenfranchised Americans have used it to challenge discrimination and harassment based upon race, national origin, religion, gender, and
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