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Martin Luther King Jr. after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, Washington, D.C., July 3, 1964

1964-07-320.5 x 25.5 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:This is a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. in a group of politicians looking at the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Act on July 2, 1964. The Civil Rights Act was a historic civil rights and labor law that made discrimination against individuals based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin unconstitutional.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Washington (D.C.)
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Washington (D.C.)
Topical subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964
civil rights
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Photographic Prints
  • series Series 1: Subject Files
  • box Box 41
  • folder Folder 9
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Government, Law, Politics
Copyright holder:Nate Fine Photos
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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