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“A Right to Vote”


Photo credit: Warren K. Leffler

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In this call almost two months before the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, President Johnson and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exchanged ideas about the need for voting rights legislation and for building a coalition of Black voters and moderate White voters. Both men endorsed King’s argument that it would “really make the New South.” 


January 15, 1965
LBJ Ranch

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