RIGHTS BILL SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1960


President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.

The Civil Rights Act of 1960 was a U.S. federal law that established federal
inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for
anyone who obstructed someone’s attempt to register to vote. It was
designed to deal with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated
South.

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