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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 06:35 AM

56 years ago today; President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964



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President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 56 years ago today. “Our generation of Americans has been called on to continue the unending search for justice within our own borders.”

https://presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/radio-and-television-remarks-upon-signing-the-civil-rights-bill



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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 06:46 AM

1. My morning brain exercise - I can name LBJ, Peter Rodino, Jacob Javits and Dr King

Rodino is directly behind LBJ and Javits is in between Rodino and Dr King.

Do I see Strom Thurmond in the back? (the joke being that he was likely home firing his black housekeepers as this pic was taken).

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 07:03 AM

2. K&R, ... and to this day PoC in America still don't have equal access to polling in Red States.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 07:17 AM

3. It's crazy that it took 99 years after the civil war for this to be passed

20 presidents held office between Lincoln and Johnson. And none of them got a civil rights bill passed.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 07:44 AM

4. K&R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 07:55 AM

5. K&R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 07:56 AM

6. don't forget this was made possible by republicans led by Illinois Senator Dirksen as the

dixiecrat democrats left the party

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:49 AM

7. LBJ was wrong.

He predicted that signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would cause the Democratic Party to lose the South for a generation.

It’s been THREE GENERATIONS.

I am still glad that he did it. It was the right thing to do.

-Laelth

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:59 AM

8. A courageous reformer - LBJ also appointed Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court.

Other legislation:

1963: Clean Air Act of 1963
1963: Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963
1963: Vocational Education Act of 1963
1964: Civil Rights Act of 1964
1964: Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964
1964: Wilderness Act
1964: Nurse Training Act of 1964
1964: Food Stamp Act of 1964
1964: Economic Opportunity Act
1964: Housing Act of 1964
1965: Higher Education Act of 1965
1965: Older Americans Act
1965: Coinage Act of 1965
1965: Social Security Act of 1965
1965: Voting Rights Act of 1965
1965: Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965
1966: Animal Welfare Act of 1966
1966: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
1967: Age Discrimination in Employment Act
1967: Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
1968: Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
1968: Bilingual Education Act
1968: Civil Rights Act of 1968
1968: Gun Control Act of 1968
1968: FCC creates national emergency number 9-1-1

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:59 AM

9. LBJ got a lot of great stuff done.

We’ve seen nothing like his accomplishments in the past 50 years. That was a brief, 5-year, truly liberal era.

-Laelth

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 11:03 AM

10. Wonderful picture, wonderful occasion.

Note the fistful of pens used, intended to be given away after. What a marvelous tradition.

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