Lyndon B. Johnson meets with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., at the White House. Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, Tx. (A different history begins with all the same problems)
Waiting to vote in Alabama in after the Voting Rights Act was passed. of Republican senators voted for it, as did of Democratic senators. William Fulbright, who Clinton bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom in voted no.