Word on the Street: Civil Rights Act signed into law 50 years ago

The law called for the desegregation of public schools. (7/2/14)

BROOKLYN - The landmark Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago today.

The law called for the desegregation of public schools and laid the foundation for racial, religious and gender equality in the workplace.

Some residents that News 12 Brooklyn spoke to said the Civil Rights Act still stands as both an achievement and a reminder of the work that still lies ahead.

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