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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

On March 15, 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a Joint Session of Congress in a nationally televised speech announcing his intention to send a bill to Congress that would eliminate illegal barriers to the right to vote.

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Types:Sound recordings | Speeches
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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