Signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964/tiles/non-collection/o/oh_evnt_cr_cra1964_lbjlib.xml Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, courtesy of the LBJ Library On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
The history of landmark legislation is often told through the lens of key individuals who authored or supported it. Less well documented is the process by which a bill wends its way from the hopper to the President’s desk. Members of the Capitol Hill community, including Representatives, their families, and staff, share stories about how bills with far-reaching consequences for our nation came to be.