WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1968
Profile America — Monday, April 11th. On this date 48 years ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 became law. At the bill signing ceremony, President Lyndon Johnson said: "The proudest moments of my presidency have been times such as this when I have signed into law the promises of a century." Putting the event into perspective, it occurred one week to the day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Among its provisions, the Act protected civil rights workers, expanded the rights of American Indians, and established measures to end discrimination in housing. Across the U.S., there are nearly 134 million housing units. African-Americans live in some 16.4 million homes, and Hispanics in 16.2 million households. American Indians and Alaska Natives form some 800,000 households. Profile America is completing its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Civil Rights Act/accessed 2/4/2016: https://lcrm.lib.unc.edu/blog/index.php/2012/04/11/on-this-day-the-civil-rights-act-of-1968/
Johnson quote/accessed 2/4/2016: http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/speech-4036
Housing units 2014 estimate: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=PEP_2014_PEPANNHU&prodType=table
Households by race/table H3: http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2015H.html
American Indians and Alaska Natives/table 2: http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-03.pdf
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau