CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
The Civil Rights Act, Proposed by JFK can be considered one of the most influential acts of legislation, and the turning point of this movement. This act declared Civil Rights a "moral issue." It prohibited all discrimination against religion, race, culture, sex, or origin. Although many acts had tried to protect these rights in the past, they were always watered down, which made them less effective. This one was passed stronger than the other which is why it made actual change in society, and worked.