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President John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy

Earlier today we posted a trivia question:

Whose proposal that Congress consider civil rights legislation culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

The answer is John F. Kennedy. 

In a nationally televised address on June 6, 1963, President John F. Kennedy urged the nation to take action toward guaranteeing equal treatment of every American regardless of race. Despite Kennedy’s assassination in November of 1963, his proposal culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.