On this day in 1964 President Lyndon B Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964; this was one of the most significant moments in the history of the United States.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of color, race, sex or national origin.This law changed the makeup of the United States. President Barrack Obama said “few pieces of legislation have defined our national identity as distinctly, or as powerfully.  Read more about this historical event at al.com