11/04/1968 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
1968 Johnson Speech at 1968 Civil Rights Act Signing 221727-12 | Footage Farm
"Lyndon B. Johnson Signs Civil Rights Bill of 1968" (Washington DC, 4/11/1968)
Civil Rights Act provided equal housing opportunities regardless of race, religion or national origin. It also made it a federal crime to interfere with anyone for same reasons. The Act was signed into law by President Johnson during riots after the assassination of Martin Luther King. It was nicknamed Fair Housing Act.