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"C" is for Civil rights Act [1964]

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  “C” is for Civil rights Act [1964]. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the most comprehensive federal civil rights legislation passed since Reconstruction. Addressing all spheres of public life—social, political, and economic—the act guaranteed all Americans access to public facilities, accommodations, and schools that received federal funds. It ensured the right of all Americans to vote in federal elections and be employed on a non-discriminatory basis. It also created the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment opportunity Commission. Overall this comprehensive federal law was designed to challenge and overturn the overt segregation and discrimination that still confronted African Americans in South Carolina and the American South. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 proved to be important in ending segregation and discrimination in South Carolina’s public schools and public accommodations.