July 2

President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

Thurgood Marshall, first African American Supreme Court Justice, born in Baltimore

July 2, 1908

Related Lessons

  • "A Raisin in the Sun": The Quest for the American Dream
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    "A Raisin in the Sun": The Quest for the American Dream

    The play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, is used as a focal point for discussion of "The American Dream" as students explore how the social, educational, economical and political climate of the 1950s affected African Americans' quest for the good life in the suburbs.

  • The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Supreme Court: The Judicial Power of the United States

    The federal judiciary, which includes the Supreme Court as well as the district and circuit courts, is one of three branches of the federal government. The judiciary has played a key role in American history and remains a powerful voice in resolving contemporary controversies. This lesson provides an introduction to the Supreme Court. Students will learn basic facts about the Supreme Court by examining the United States Constitution and one of the landmark cases decided by that court.

Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, born

July 2, 1877