Robert Caro: LBJ and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, ending legal segregation in public places. He was an unlikely civil rights champion: As a powerful senator from the state of Texas, he regularly sought to block civil rights legislative efforts, but in his first few months as president he made civil rights a top priority. In Robert Caro's fourth volume on LBJ, "Passage to Power" published in 2012, Caro details Johnson's remarkable role in struggle for the civil rights. Please join our conversation with two-time Pulitzer Prize winning biographer Robert Caro on President Lyndon Johnson, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and political lessons for today.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian.
most recent book: "Passage to Power", 2012