2. It took another two years for the Supreme Court to strike down laws against interracial marriage as unconstitutional.
On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia, the aptly named case that took government out of matters of the heart.
3. On April 11, 1968, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (or the Fair Housing Act) into law.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination by sellers or renters of property based on race, color, nationality, religion, sex, or familial status. This propelled the civil rights movement by giving people the opportunity to move into previously segregated neighborhoods.