President John F. Kennedy proposes a civil rights bill during his Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights.
June 11, 1963
President Kennedy submits bill H.R. 7152 to the House of Representatives.
June 19, 1963
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in support of H.R. 7152.
October 15, 1963
A version of the bill passes from the House Judiciary Committee on to the House Rules Committee.
November 20, 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President John F. Kennedy.
November 22, 1963
President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking before a Joint Session of Congress.
November 27, 1963
The House adjourns with the bill still in committee.
The House Rules Committee debates the bill.
The bill passes the House.
February 10, 1964
In a 73 to 27 vote, the Senate adopts an amended bill, which is sent back to the House.
June 19, 1964