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Civil Rights - President Signs Historic Bill

Reel Number: 220307-22

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1964

Country: USA

Location: Washington

TC Begins: 08:58:12

TC Ends: 09:01:10

Duration: 00:02:58

Civil Rights - President Signs Historic Bill. Washington - stockshots of Lincoln Memorial. White House - interior President Johnson signs Civil Rights act of 1964 surrounded by legislators from Congress and Civil Rights leaders. Johnson speaks (sync) re purpose of law. Applause from audience. Johnson signs with nearly 100 pens which are given out as souvenirs. Hubert Humphrey and Dirkson get pens. Martin Luther King receives pen. J. Edgar Hoover receives pen. Robert Kennedy given six pens.

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