Louisiana Law Review


Paul Finkelman


Legislative committees, Terrorism, United States, United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964, Legislative Bodies, Segregation -- United States, Legislative bills -- United States, Civil rights -- United States, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) Johnson; 1908-1973


The article focuses on the segregation in the U.S. and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under the administration of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson. Topics include the personal battle and triumph of Johnson in passing the legislation to address the segregation in the country, the beginning of civil rights and the joint committee on reconstruction, and the response of the legislators and judiciary to southern terrorism.