congressarchives:

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Equal treatment of all Americans, regardless of race, was a major debate for decades in the U.S. Congress. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy urged Congress to take action. Passage of the act was not easy. We’ll be exploring some of the key moments for the Civil Rights Act throughout the day.
After the House passed the bill, it was sent to the Senate for consideration. The bill was placed directly on the Senate calendar instead of being sent to committee. Southern opponents of the bill led a filibuster, a time-delaying tactic used by a minority in an effort to prevent a vote on a bill or amendment that probably would pass if voted on directly, for sixty days. This cloture motion, the only formal procedure that provides for breaking a filibuster, passed the Senate 71 to 29 on June 10, 1964.
Cloture Motion for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6/10/1964, Records of the U.S. Senate (NAID 563505)

congressarchives:

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Equal treatment of all Americans, regardless of race, was a major debate for decades in the U.S. Congress. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy urged Congress to take action. Passage of the act was not easy. We’ll be exploring some of the key moments for the Civil Rights Act throughout the day.

After the House passed the bill, it was sent to the Senate for consideration. The bill was placed directly on the Senate calendar instead of being sent to committee. Southern opponents of the bill led a filibuster, a time-delaying tactic used by a minority in an effort to prevent a vote on a bill or amendment that probably would pass if voted on directly, for sixty days. This cloture motion, the only formal procedure that provides for breaking a filibuster, passed the Senate 71 to 29 on June 10, 1964.

Cloture Motion for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6/10/1964, Records of the U.S. Senate (NAID 563505)

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1960

NOT the UGA Law Library, but you could be forgiven for doing a double take.

aestheticgoddess:

1960

NOT the UGA Law Library, but you could be forgiven for doing a double take.

todaysdocument:

The Vermont Bookwagon and New Hampshire State Library Bookmobile celebrate National Bookmobile Day and National Library Week with a friendly race.

From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.

RACE! RACE!

books0977:

Models with books, fashion in the library, for Columbia-Minerva, 1968, and other 60s fashion with colored tights.
Columbia-Minerva Corporation is a company that published patterns in the 60’s to the 80’s. They are now a division of Caron International.

books0977:

Models with books, fashion in the library, for Columbia-Minerva, 1968, and other 60s fashion with colored tights.

Columbia-Minerva Corporation is a company that published patterns in the 60’s to the 80’s. They are now a division of Caron International.

1950sunlimited:

Fads, 1964
NEW FAD-Youngster holds old-style-bubble gum card which featured baseball players as contrasted with new fad in trading cards, photos of The Beatles.
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1950sunlimited:

Fads, 1964

NEW FAD-Youngster holds old-style-bubble gum card which featured baseball players as contrasted with new fad in trading cards, photos of The Beatles.

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Young fans attempting to get a better look at the action on Opening Day 1962 at Candlestick Park (Photo © by The San Francisco Examiner) | via: candlestickdandy ebay auction

dfensiveindifrence:

Young fans attempting to get a better look at the action on Opening Day 1962 at Candlestick Park (Photo © by The San Francisco Examiner) | via: candlestickdandy ebay auction