JFK and LBJ: The New Frontier and the Great Society – Episode 7: “We Shall Overcome:” The Civil Rights Legacies of JFK and LBJ
Join Park Rangers Jonathan Streff of John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site and Joseph Owen of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park to examine the intersection of President Kennedy and President Johnson with the Civil Rights Movement. They will discuss such questions as: What kind of exposure to/knowledge of issues connected to racism, discrimination, and civil rights struggles did these men have as young people? How did President John F. Kennedy’s views on civil rights evolve over the course of his presidency? What are the long-term legacies of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, both carried out during President Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in office?