WASHINGTON, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1968
Profile America — Tuesday, April 11th. On this date 49 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." 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 the Hispanic population in 16.2 million households. The American Indian and Alaska Native population form some 1.8 million households. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Civil Rights Act/accessed 2/2/2017: www.encyclopedia.com/history/united-states-and-canada/us-history/fair-housing-act
Johnson quote/accessed 2/2/2017: www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=28799
Housing units 2014 estimate: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2014/PEPANNHU
Households by race/table H3:
American Indians and Alaska Natives/American Community Survey: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_1YR/S0201//popgroup~009
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau