On this day in 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960


President Eisenhower poses in his office, June 23, 1958, with black leaders with whom he discussed civil rights issues. Left to right: Lester B. Granger, executive secretary, National Urban League; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Al., president of the Southern Leadership Conference; E. Frederic Morrow, White House administrative officer; Eisenhower; A. Philip Randolph, AFL-CIO vice president and head of International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Attorney General William Rogers; and Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The callers told Eisenhower that court ordered suspension of school integration at Little Rock, AR "has shocked and outraged black citizens and millions of their fellow Americans." (AP Photo)
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