The House of Representatives and the Senate, both then controlled by Democrats, passed the...

1957: Civil Rights Act approved | National and World | dailylocal.com – Daily Local News

The House of Representatives and the Senate, both then controlled by Democrats, passed the Civil Rights Act proposed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which established the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice. It authorizes the U.S. attorney general to take action if state officials try to obstruct voting rights. [Pictured: President Eisenhower poses in the White House with civil rights leaders following their conference on June 23, 1958.] Bettmann // Getty Images

 

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