What was right for the country

Lyndon Johnson pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress. It made segregation illegal in most public accommodations—including restaurants and bus stations.

LBJ knew what he was doing was right for Americans—but he also knew that it wasn’t a good political move for him or the Democratic Party.

“I think we’ve just delivered the South to the Republican party for the rest of my life—and yours,” LBJ told his special assistant Bill Moyers.

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