On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. See his remarks on this historic day here.
On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. See the historical footage from this day here.
In the last administration Condoleeza Rice held it down in the fore front for the African American community, in the Obama Administration African Americans have much more representation. Take a look at the group of African Americans in the Obama Administration.
On January 19, 2008 President Barack Obama had the privilege to speak at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where the late great Dr. King started his ministry. See that inspiring speech in full here.
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