Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lyndon Johnson's The American Promise at 50

Days after violence in Alabama against peaceful civil rights advocates marching to dramatize the desire to vote and the need for voting rights, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed Congress about civil rights and the need to pass voting rights legislation. The Congress would soon pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Johnson signed into law on 6 August 1965.