Few politicians could match Lyndon B. Johnson’s persuasive powers. In the summer of 1964, passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity Act required significant cooperation from Republicans in Congress. This spirited back-and-forth conversation with House Minority Leader Charles A. “Charlie” Halleck [R–Indiana] offers an insider’s view of how Johnson got things done.
June 22, 1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964