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“It’s time to write it into the books of law.”
–President Lyndon B. Johnson
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson pushed through a southern-dominated congress a civil rights act that, a century after the Civil War, formally outlawed racial discrimination in America. Robert A. Caro examines Johnson’s legislative genius and the heroism of the civil rights workers in the South, who greatly contributed to this monumental achievement.