The Fair Housing Act is now 50! Former United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Today it is commonly known as the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
This phenomenal piece of legislation was signed into law just one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nineteen sixty eight was a tumultuous time for this nation. The 1968 Fair
Housing Act gave the country the shove it needed towards equal opportunities in housing, employment, and education for all citizens. Unfortunately it took 102 years to enforce the Civil Rights Act. Initially when the Civil Rights Act of 1866 was signed into law, there wasn't any enforcement by Federal or local authorities. The law was to give all citizens the right to own, occupy, and transfer real estate. Today in 2018, the 1968 Fair Housing Act is still a major milestone.
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