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Civil Rights Act of 1964

The 1964 Act prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin in many federal government programs related to housing.

In the 1960s, Americans who knew only the potential of “equal protection of the laws” expected the president, the Congress, and the courts to fulfill the promise of the 14th Amendment.

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