What president signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an act that banned discrimination based on race, sex, religion, or national origin?
Answer Lyndon Johnson
LBJ was more involved with the civil rights movement than his predecessor, Kennedy. He worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists on developing the Civil Rights Act and later the Voting Rights Act. (Of course, like all presidents, LBJ was flawed, but he did use his presidency to expand the rights of people of color, women, and others during the 1960s).