June 1st in African American History – The White House Conference on Civil Rights

The White House Conference on Civil RightsJune 1, 1966 The White House Conference on Civil Rights, titled “To Fulfill These Rights,” was convened.

President Lyndon Johnson convened the two day conference to address discrimination against African Americans. The four areas covered were housing, economic security, education, and the administration of justice.

There were more than 2,400 participants representing most of the major civil rights organizations. Out of the conference came a hundred-page report that called for legislation to ban racial discrimination in housing and the administration of criminal justice.


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