There’s a battle in Johnson between love and fear that is as stormy, explosive kind of battleground as you could ever have in one person. And instead of helping the country heal and gluing things back together and becoming a source of stability, he takes on one of the most daring bits of legislation by announcing and then pursing the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
We got people in this country living in unbelievable poverty. I know. I grew up like that in the Hill Country.
Slow and plodding though it was, it’s more important for people to realize what happened without violence to change America.
…all men are entitled to the blessings of liberty. Yet millions are deprived of those blessings because of the color of their skin. This cannot continue. Our Constitution forbids it. And the law U will now sign forbids it.