Civil Rights Act of 1964
How the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Transformed Houston

Two current Houstonians describe the changes the city of Houston went through after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2. Gene Locke, now a prominent lawyer in this city, explains that Houston would not be able to compete with other cities if it had stayed as segregated as it once was. Along with Locke’s testimony, Hank Moore, who was appointed to Johnson’s committee that helped write-up the civil rights legislation, explains that this act allowed Houston to become a “bigger, world class city.”

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