Cuyamaca Library Celebrates the
50th Anniversary of the
1964 Civil Rights Act
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed to outlaw discrimination in places of public accommodation, education, employment, and housing on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. No longer could minorities be denied service simply based on the color of their skin.