The signing of a document…

…sometimes you know it going to be momentous.

United States President Lyndon B. Johnson (seated) signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed racial segregation in schools, public places, and employment. Among the guests behind him is Martin Luther King, Jr. (directly behind and to the right of Johnson).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Picture_of_the_day


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    Bodero
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    and yet, it was the democrats who opposed this bill.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964#By_party

    LordOpie
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    Stereotypically, one might look at that photo and see a bunch a wealthy white guys who you’d think are, in some way, racists… but to do something that they didn’t have to do, to do the right thing, gives one hope for humanity. It’s amazing that MLK Jr could motivate them and for them to bother listening. Well done humans.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    @Bodero
    Of course the Democrats opposed it. This was the exact moment when the parties switched positions on civil rights. For hundred years, the South voted straight Democrat because they were still pissed off at Lincoln (Republican). When LBJ (Democrat) signed the Civil Rights Act, he said “We have lost the South for a generation.” In the next election, 1968, Nixon jumped at the chance to get the Southern votes by taking an anti-Civil Right platform. That’s how the Republicans went from being the Party of Lincoln to being the party of angry rednecks.

    bright green
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    THIS IS NOT WIKIPEDIA

    mintymadness
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    @ bodero & reboot –

    Please. Save it for the political forums. Regardless of “which political party blah blah blah” this picture signifies a great moment in Human History. That’s really all that needs be said (Period ->).

    natedog
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    natedog
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    natedog
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    Awesome1
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    Awesome1
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    Awesome1
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