The Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Heather E. Schwartz
A Primary Source Exploration of the Landmark Legislation (We Shall Overcome)

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a groundbreaking law. Under this law African-Americans could no longer be segregated from white Americans. The law changed the country forever. Explore the points of view of the lawmakers who passed the law and the people who opposed it through powerful primary sources and historical photos.

About Heather E. Schwartz

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Heather E. Schwartz writes books for kids from her home in upstate New York. She loves writing because she loves learning new things, brainstorming creative ideas, and moving words around on a page. In her spare time, she runs a website for young writers ( She also enjoys baking cookies in fun shapes, throwing holiday parties, walking in the woods, eating cider donuts, and spending time with her family.
Published July 1, 2014 by Capstone Press. 32 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.