What Gains Were There in Civil Rights in the 1960s?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 5:20:51 AM ET
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The gains of the civil rights movement of the 1960s were memorialized in two pieces of legislation. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 outlawing institutionalized discrimination against African Americans, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 enforced the right of African Americans to vote in the South.