On June 19, 1964 the US Senate passed the Civil Rights Bill by a vote of 73-27 after 54 working days of filibuster since it was introduced in March. This was the first time the Senate had invoked cloture since 1927. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill two weeks later on July 2, 1964. #TodayInBlackHistory
John Lewis, a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who had planned to call the civil rights bill "too little, too late" at the 1963 March on Washington, shown on April 16, 1964. Photo by Marion S. Trikosko, U.S. News and World Report.
Sept. 91957, The same day Pres. Eisenhower is signing the 1957 Civil Rights bill civil rights activist and leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth is badly beaten in Birmingham,AL while trying to enroll his children in school.
Vernon Eulion Jordan, Jr. is an American business executive, attorney, and civil rights activist. A leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement, he was chosen by President Bill Clinton as a close adviser. Jordan has become known as an influential figure in American politics. Born in Georgia to Mary…Vernon E. Jordan Jr: Business Executive, Civil Rights Activist, Attorney