Mar 04, 2015

LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races." While this week's commemorations of the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" may invoke memories of historic events in which the "real hero," as Johnson...

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