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Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Baines Johnson
April 10, 2014 | Blog

As a young special assistant to Lyndon Johnson, Bill was a witness to the cooperation between Martin Luther King Jr. and the president that led to the Act’s passage. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 | Blog

Bill discusses our country’s most successful effort to cut poverty with another veteran of that fight, Peter Edelman, who is today one of the leading experts on poverty. Continue reading

Lyndon Johnson. (Photo: Arnold Newman/White House Press Office (WHPO))
January 8, 2014 | Blog

A new study says yes and Americans want more anti-poverty initiatives. Continue reading

Enlisted military men carry the casket of John F. Kennedy up the center steps of the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 24, 1963. A sailor follows with presidential flag. An honor guard lines the steps.   (AP Photo)
November 20, 2013 | Blog

Our senior writer remembers President Kennedy’s assassination. Continue reading

In this Aug. 6, 1965, photo, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a ceremony in the President's Room near the Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington. Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish that provision off.  Surrounding the president from left directly above his right hand, Vice President Hubert Humphrey; House Speaker John McCormack; Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y.; first daughter Luci Johnson; and Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill.  Behind Humphrey is House Majority Leader Carl Albert of Oklahoma; and behind Celler is Sen. Carl Hayden, D-Ariz.  (AP Photo)
August 6, 2013 | Blog

Nearly half a century after the landmark legislation changed our country’s politics, The Nation’s Ari Berman notes that voting rights are under threat once again. Continue reading

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July 25, 2013

Read about moments in the 1950s and 1960s that changed the course of the Civil Rights movement. Continue reading

Social worker Roberta Marzano with Caring People Alliance speaks with seniors at the Fels South Philadelphia Community Center in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. In light of Pennsylvania's six-week-old budget stalemate, Arlene Bell, the president and CEO of Caring People Alliance told her several hundred employees that this Friday's payroll would be slashed by more than half to keep the 77-year-old nonprofit's doors open to the children and elderly it serves. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 22, 2013 | Blog

Because of sequestration, millions of dollars will be cut from the Great Society-era Older Americans Act during a time when our seniors can least afford it. Continue reading

Lincoln, LBJ, Obama composite
December 21, 2012

Inspired by Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, learn about and experience ten instances of powerful presidential rhetoric on a wide range of topics. Continue reading

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June 1, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill reflects on a historical conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and his National Security Advisor. Continue reading