They’re Both Wrong

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Watching the American Experience documentary about MLK and the Civil Rights Movement yesterday, some inchoate idea finally found its voice. In the tussle between who was more important in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964-with Sen. Obama (and his supporters) emphasizing the role of MLK and Clinton (and her supporters) stressing the role of […]

  • Asinus Gravis

    MLK Jr. organized and led the movement you described as responsible for the legislation.

    LBJ organized the votes to get it passed.

    Both played a key role, but LBJ’s role is absolutely inconceivable without what King organzied in the Civil Rights movement.