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  • Wednesday 6th

    April 2016

  • From 07:00 PM

    To 08:30 PM

  • Bazarsky Lecture Hall

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The Great Society at 50: Lyndon Johnson & the Progress of Racial Justice in America

William Issel, Ph.D. – John E. McGinty Chair in History 2015-2016, Salve Regina University

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched an ambitious program to use federal government power to make sweeping reforms in American life.  This lecture describes LBJ’s historic achievements in civil rights and the subsequent 50 year long political struggle to define and implement racial justice in the aftermath of the Great Society program.