Fifty- three years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It's aim:
To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes.Today, we have a corrupt, reactionary regime working to roll back those protections, including a presidential commission working actively to curtail voting rights.
The struggle is never over. Resist.
BONUS: Here's more on the act's background and where we are now.