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24th amendment
when
what

1964
ended regulation in south that only those who payed poll tax could vote (which excluded many AA)

2

Civil Rights Act (public accommodations and employment)
When
What

1964
fed courts would hear cases involving discrimination in voting, public facilities and public education
prevented local juries deciding on cases of discrimination

3

supreme court upholds accommodation aspect of CR act
when
what

1964
Heart of Atlanta Hotel v. United States
southern motel unsuccessfully challenged legality of being forced to accept AA guests

4

supreme court overturned a Mississippi law discriminating agains AA voter registration
when
what

1965
United States v. Mississippi
decision backed by Johnson and Federal action taken

5

Civil Rights Act (voting rights)
when?
what?

1965
act passed into law the 15th amendment

6

Executive Order 11246 called for affirmative action to end under-representation of racial minorities in the workplace
when?
what?

1965
discrimination was banned in all federal employment

7

Immigration Act
when?
what?

1965
ended immigration quotas based on national origin, race, religion or colour