Crossroads, Segment 2, April 20, 2014

Dr. Nancy Beck Young, Chair of the Department of History at the University, discusses the impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and why it is still relevant today. She also discusses the presidential legacy of Lyndon Baines Johnson, who fought to get the law passed, along with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Young is currently writing a book on the 1964 presidential election which saw Johnson defeat Republican Barry Goldwater.
Monday, April 21, 2014