Surrounded by civil rights and political leaders, President Lyndon B. Johnson, seated, signs into law the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 in a July 2, 1964, ceremony at the White House.
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Surrounded by civil rights and political leaders, President Lyndon B. Johnson, seated, signs into law the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 in a July 2, 1964, ceremony at the White House.

1964 icons mark half-century

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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Coming on the heels of one of the most tumultuous years in American history, 1964 continued a chaotic decade with escalating wars, home and afar, British music and Pop-Tarts.

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