Following a long 100 years of civil rights history, this timeline flows from the late 1800s to the late 1900s and includes selected events that helped to create the rights we all enjoy today.
About This Project"Senator Sam Ervin and the 1964 Civil Rights Act" presents photos and transcriptions of constituent letters from the Sam Ervin Papers in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC Chapel Hill alongside essays and other contextualizing materials. Watch this video to learn more about this project and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Please note that some of the language on this site, particularly in the letters themselves, may be offensive to readers.
Photo CreditPresident Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Martin Luther King, Jr. is among those looking on. 1964. National Archives and Records Administration. Photograph. This Day in History. pbs.org, 19 June 2013. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.