Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:
Dr. King’s 1963 March on Washington was the largest civil rights protest in American history. It helped drive change. This included the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Jim Crow laws were dismantled in the South. Voter registration increased during the Freedom Summer of 1964. In 1965, Johnson outlawed discriminatory voting practices by signing the Voting Rights Act. Three years later, and just a few days after the assassination of Dr. King, Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act. This act banned discrimination in housing. It also increased protection of Native American rights.
Watch this video to learn more about these key acts. As you can imagine, these acts have impacted people of many different groups—race, sex, national origin, religion, and more.
- Choose one of these acts:
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Voting Rights Act of 1965
- Fair Housing Act of 1968
Then, respond to the following questions:
- How has the act you chose impacted your neighborhood, town, or workplace?
- What progress do you hope to see in the future?