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HE GAVE US WHAT?

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Before watching the video below, ask yourself a few simple questions?

Did LBJ march?  Did LBJ sit-in?

Wasn’t he one of the premier Blue Dog Democrats?

How Long does it take to change American Law?

Historian Alan Brinkley has suggested that the most important domestic achievement of the Great Society may have been its success in translating some of the demands of the civil rights movement into law.[3] Four civil rights acts were passed, including three laws in the first two years of Johnson’s presidency. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbade job discrimination and the segregation of public accommodations. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 assured minority registration and voting. It suspended use of literacy or other voter-qualification tests that had sometimes served to keep African-Americans off voting lists and provided for federal court lawsuits to stop discriminatory poll taxes. It also reinforced the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by authorizing the appointment of federal voting examiners in areas that did not meet voter-participation requirements. The Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965 abolished the national-origin quotas in immigration law. The Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned housing discrimination and extended constitutional protections to Native Americans on reservations.

Wasn’t he part of the revisions and addendum to the legislation that in turn became the greatest social pillage of the Black Community, that initiated the exacerbation of the troubles of modern era Black Community (removing the Father from the home)

Did LBJ give us the civil rights laws, or through our efforts we took what was rightfully ours?

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