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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 06:05 PM
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11. I don't think it would have gone as far without the Kennedys
Edited on Sun Oct-07-07 06:06 PM by Canuckistanian
Both John and Bobby set the tone. Not to take anything away from Johnson, but the momentum was started under JFK's administration.

But then again, the country was more than ready for it.

Eisenhower could have acted against racial discrimination and could have had partial success.

He refused.
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  -Was LBJ the best civil rights president we ever had? book_worm  Oct-07-07 05:40 PM   #0 
  - Yes. Period. No one was better.  saracat   Oct-07-07 05:45 PM   #1 
  - No one came closer since LBJ.  Selatius   Oct-07-07 05:47 PM   #2 
  - Probably yes. For him to address Congress and say, "We Shall Overcome" was stunning.  faygokid   Oct-07-07 05:48 PM   #3 
  - Yes, so far. There is still lots of room for someone to step up and  daninthemoon   Oct-07-07 05:49 PM   #4 
  - Yes. What progress he was able to make and get the ball rolling. nt  gateley   Oct-07-07 05:51 PM   #5 
  - Just about the only one. n/t  TreasonousBastard   Oct-07-07 05:58 PM   #6 
  - Lincoln ought to get some credit. nt  bemildred   Oct-07-07 05:59 PM   #7 
  - Yes, and correct me if I'm wrong, didn't Humphrey do a lot of the work to get legislation passed? nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-07-07 06:02 PM   #8 
  - Yes, Hubert was LBJ's chief Senatorial aide in getting the Civil Rights Act of 1964  book_worm   Oct-07-07 06:03 PM   #10 
  - A fact that seems to have been lost down the memory hole. You never here about  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-08-07 10:43 AM   #18 
  - Yes. HHH was the best civil rights president  Fierce   Oct-08-07 10:24 AM   #16 
     - I think so too. eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-08-07 10:42 AM   #17 
  - "You didn't wait for the times, you made them."  LWolf   Oct-07-07 06:03 PM   #9 
  - I don't think it would have gone as far without the Kennedys  Canuckistanian   Oct-07-07 06:05 PM   #11 
  - perhaps not  book_worm   Oct-08-07 09:12 AM   #13 
  - Yes, and his helper Lady Bird  flashl   Oct-07-07 06:20 PM   #12 
  - Depends on who's Civil Rights you are talking about  Thothmes   Oct-08-07 10:15 AM   #14 
  - I'd agree. And you have to put President Grant with him.  RGBolen   Oct-08-07 10:22 AM   #15 
 

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