Friday, July 02, 2010

Pop History Moment: LBJ Announced His "Great Society"

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketOn this day in 1964 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act as part of a series of reforms aimed at creating what he called a Great Society, by eliminating both poverty and racism...

The bill was followed by the Voting Rights Act and the appointment of the first black Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, giving the Civil Rights Movement much-needed momentum. The Pop Culture Institute feels certain that racial equality is on its way to America, any day now...
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