The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the most important law in our history when it comes to ending segregation and some types of discrimination.
The law had several parts that did some very different things. The most important things that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did, in my opinion, include:
- It outlawed discrimination in any type of business that is involved in interstate commerce, with the exception of private clubs. This is a huge thing because the Supreme Court has said that pretty much everything is part of interstate commerce.
- It prohibited state and local governments from denying access to their public facilities on the basis of race and some other things. This mean that they couldn't segregate swimming pools, etc, like they had before.