Civil Rights Act of 1960
Like its predecessor, the Civil Rights Act of 1960 did not mention the desegregation of schools, or public accommodations. The Civil Rights Act of 1960 briefly extended the power of the Commission of Civil Rights and addressed education of children of military families, but the act did not address the desegregation of schools across the nation. As a result, towns like Mansfield could continue to operate under segregated school systems even after the Brown v. Board decision which said that “separate but equal” was unconstitutional and the Jackson v. Rawdon ruling which specifically ordered Mansfield Texas to desegregate. Due to the Civil Rights Act of 1960 being watered down Congress then had to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in order to give equal rights to African Americans.