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Published by Michie Co. in Charlottesville, Va .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

StatementTheodore Eisenberg.
SeriesContemporary legal education series
LC ClassificationsKF4748 .E4 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 1320 p. ;
Number of Pages1320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1893789M
ISBN 100874737214
LC Control Number90064057

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  The Civil Rights Act of , which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the.   The Civil Rights Act of prohibited discrimination based on race, religion, color, or national origin in public places, schools, and employment. However, discrimination based on sex was not initially included in the proposed bill, and was only added as an amendment in Title VII in an attempt to prevent its passage. Congressman Howard Smith (D-VA), Chairman .   The Civil Rights Act also established the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to "promote equal opportunity in employment through administrative and judicial enforcement of the federal civil rights laws and through education and technical assistance." "Subsequent legislation expanded the role of the EEOC. Today, according to the Author: Susan M. Heathfield. Recent U.S. Civil Rights Laws Rights have also been expanded through legislation. Since , federal Civil Rights Acts and a Voting Rights Act have been passed in an effort to guarantee voting rights, access to housing, and equal opportunity in employment. These have been accompanied by much state and local civil rights legislation.

Civil Rights Act, (), comprehensive U.S. legislation intended to end discrimination based on race, colour, religion, or national origin. It is often called the most important U.S. law on civil rights since Reconstruction (–77) and is a hallmark of the American civil rights I of the act guarantees equal voting rights by removing registration requirements and procedures.   The s marked a major change in Georgia's civil rights struggle. The New Deal and World War II precipitated major economic changes in the state, hastening urbanization, industrialization, and the decline of the power of the planter elite. Emboldened by their experience in the army, black veterans confronted white supremacy, and riots were common on Georgia's . The civil-rights movement, led especially by Martin Luther King, Jr., in the late s and 60s, and the executive leadership provided by President Lyndon B. Johnson, encouraged the passage of the most comprehensive civil-rights legislation to date, the Civil Rights Act of ; it prohibited discrimination for reason of color, race, religion. The Essential Civil Rights Reading List read an excerpt from his new book, partnered in generating both the public demand and the congressional votes for .

  The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown of Education. From Rosa Parks's courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King's resounding cadences in "I Have a Dream," to Lyndon Johnson's leadership of Congress, to the Supreme Court's decisions redefining the Cited by: 9. CIVIL RIGHTS. ACTIVITY BOOK. THIS BOOK BELONGS TO. ALABAMA GEORGIA TENNESSEE VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA SOUTH black voters Civil Rights Act of Brookhaven, Mississippi Aug EMMETT LOUIS TILL People have taken a stand for civil and human rights since the beginning of time. And had it been successful, the Civil Rights Act would have been finished for that Senate session. A year earlier, President John F. Kennedy told a nationwide audience that the Act was a necessity. A prior bill, the Civil Rights Act of , was important but it had a limited impact and it was difficult to enforce. Civil Rights Act may refer to several acts of the United States Congress, including. Civil Rights Act of , extending the rights of emancipated slaves by stating that any person born in the United States regardless of race is a US citizen; Civil Rights Act of , prohibiting race-based violence against African Americans (see also, Enforcement Acts, three Acts in ).