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 … Continue reading

Civil Rights Act of 1964
Edward Breathitt on Civil Rights in Kentucky

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The late Kentucky Governor Edward Breathitt, who served from 1963 to 1967, was a vital ally of President Lyndon B. Johnson and of the civil rights movement. Breathitt’s work with the Southern Governors Conference helped to pass the national 1964 Civil Rights Act. However, also in 1964, he was unable … Continue reading