Great Society Announced
President Johnson announces the “Great Society” with “abundance and liberty for all”, and declares a “War on Poverty.”
Civil Rights Act Authorized
Congress authorizes the Civil Rights Act, the most far-reaching legislation in U.S. history to ensure the right to vote, guarantee access to public accommodations, and the withdrawal of federal funds to any program administered in a discriminatory way.
Race Riots Leave Neighborhoods in Ruins
Beginning this year, growing frustrations in black communities over urban decay and lack of opportunities erupts into a wave of race riots through U.S. cities, leaving many black urban neighborhoods in ruins.
Civil Rights Act Signed into Law
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Bussing African American children to white schools in white neighborhoods was deemed constitutional.