Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Observes 55th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

July 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today observed the 55th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and made the following statement:

“President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act 55 years ago was a watershed moment in race relations in this country and marked a major step toward equality in voting, housing, employment and public accommodation. It is impossible to overestimate how important this act was for African Americans and other minorities. It’s important to protect the civil rights of all Americans.”