Sunday, April 11, 2010

On April 11

On this day in ...
.... 1968, U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. It included, in Title VIII, the Fair Housing Act, which outlawed discrimination in housing, as well as a separate title that protected persons working for civil rights. At the signing ceremony (right), Johnson "voic[ed] outrage at the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King," which had taken place earlier in the month, "and the violence that followed it." (photo credit)

(Prior April 11 posts are here, here, and here)

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