November 22, 1963. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is now President. One of his first acts as President is to reaffirm the US government's intention to pass the Civil Rights Act. This Act was drafted while JFK was in office and gives people of all races the same rights, including voting rights, access to education and access to public facilities. However, he faces strong opposition to the bill, especially from within his own party. He will have to use all his political will and cunning to get it through.
Politics is war.
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The movie shows MLK accepting his Nobel award before the presidential election. In fact the award ceremony is always on Dec 10th, the anniversary of Nobel's death - more than a month after the election. See more
Lyndon B. Johnson
I'm gonna need another set of those cufflinks.
References Mississippi Burning
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
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