KC Johnson

Week of Feb. 23

February 23: LBJ Takes Charge

Hugh Davis Graham, “The Origins of Affirmative Action: Civil Rights and the Regulatory State,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

James F. Findlay, “Religion and Politics in the Sixties: The Churches and the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” Journal of American History

LBJ addresses join session of Congress after JFK’s assassination:

February 25: The 1964 Election

Thomas Sugrue, “Crabgrass-Roots Politics: Race, Rights, and the Reaction Against Liberalism in the Urban North, 1940-1964,” Journal of American History 82 (1995), 551-78.

LBJ negative ads:

Goldwater campaign commercial:

Ronald Reagan endorses Goldwater:

The outcome:

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