This Day In History: July 2

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In a This Day in History video, learn that on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights movement had been gathering force. The bill banned racial discrimination in education, employment, and public facilities, but not everyone shared these ideals. The law ushered in an era of progress for all minorities and women.