Civil Rights Act of 1968

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Civil Rights Act of 1968 on April 11 of that year.  This Act, also known as the Fair Housing Act and the Indian [Native American] Civil Rights Act, prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing for race, religion and national origin.  (Gender and physical disabilities were added later.)  The Act added federal enforcement to the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.