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Special message to the Congress: The American promise

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Creator:Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Title:Special message to the Congress: The American promise
Date:1965 Mar. 15

This is the copy of the March 15, 1965, speech on voting rights that the President took with him to the podium. Lyndon Johnson delivered the speech to a Joint Session of Congress in a nationally televised address. It announced his intention to send a bill to Congress that would eliminate illegal barriers to the right to vote and described the purpose of the bill and how it aligned with American democratic values.

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Subjects:Speeches, addresses, etc. | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Social conditions | Presidents--United States--Racial attitudes | African Americans--Suffrage | Suffrage--United States | Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965 | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Selma | Presidents--United States | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Institution:Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Contributors:Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
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Collection: Statements File, Series: Statements File, Box Number: 141, Folder Title: 3/15/65 Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise [1 of 2], Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.

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