On March 16, 1965, a week after police beat civil rights protesters in Selma, Alabama, in a day remembered as “Bloody Sunday,” President Lyndon Johnson urged Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act, saying “the time for justice has come.”
The first man on the moon, the first U.S. woman in space and the first black Federal Reserve member were among the notable deaths in 2012.
Joseph Califano remembers the moment well.
John Conyers Jr., a member of the U.S. House since Lyndon Johnson was president, in a fight for political survival, asked a federal judge today to reverse an order barring his name from the ballot.
"We know it will be an expensive proposition."
- Lyndon Johnson on May 20, 2014
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