LBJ Tapes: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. On the 50th anniversary C-SPAN Radio airs some of LBJ’s calls… read more
On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. On the 50th anniversary C-SPAN Radio airs some of LBJ’s calls leading up to Congress passing the legislation, and on the day he signed the bill into law. Also LBJ’s nationally televised speech at the ceremony.
And throughout the program, we talked with Politico’s Todd Purdum, author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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